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Multiple Origins for the Surname Thwaites


Scottish


The distinguished surname Thwaites is thought to have emerged in the border region between North England and Scotland. It is derived from the Old Norse "pveit," meaning "meadow, piece of land." Thus, the name originally referred to a "dweller at the meadow."

Thwaites Early Origins



The surname Thwaites was first found in Norfolk. The earliest known bearer of the name was Ralph del Thweit, who was listed in the Pipe Rolls for 1206. Ralph de Tweit was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of Norfolk in 1221 and later, Alan del Thweit was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire in 1301. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The name later emerged in the northern county of Yorkshire, borne by a notable family.

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Thwaites Spelling Variations


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Thwaites Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Thwaites, Thwaits, Thwaite, Thweat, Thweatt, Thwaytes, Twaite, Twaites, Twaits, Tweats, Thoytes, Thwayte, Threet, Threat and many more.

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Thwaites Early History


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Thwaites Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thwaites research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1301, 1379, 1441, 1453, 1445, 1446, 1435, 1503, 1471, 1483, 1478, 1483, 1483, 1490, 1483, 1493, 1638, 1723, 1797, 1824 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Thwaites History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thwaites Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thwaites Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Thwaits, an English medieval academic administrator, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (1441-1453) and Chancellor of Oxford University (1445-1446); Sir Thomas Thwaites (c.1435-1503), Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1471 to 1483, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1478 to 1483, and Treasurer of...

Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thwaites Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thwaites In Ireland


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Thwaites In Ireland



Some of the Thwaites family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thwaites Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Thwaites, who settled in Boston, Massachussets in 1635

Thwaites Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Esther Thwaites, who setted in Philadelphia in 1803

Thwaites Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Thwaites, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Thomas M. Thwaites, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Caroline A. Thwaites, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Thomas M. Thwaites, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Caroline A. Thwaites, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thwaites (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thwaites (post 1700)



  • Reuben Gold Thwaites (1853-1913), American historical writer
  • General Sir William Thwaites KCB KCMG (1868-1947), British Director of Military Intelligence (1918-1923), Commander of the British Army of the Rhine (1927-1929)
  • Robinson Thwaites (1807-1884), English founder of Robinson Thwaites and Co, Thwaites and Carbutt and Thwaites Brothers
  • Sir John Thwaites (1815-1870), British politician, the first Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works
  • Johnstone William "John" Thwaites (b. 1955), former Australian politician, 22nd Deputy Premier of Victoria (1999-2007)
  • John Anthony Thwaites (1909-1981), British art critic and author
  • John Barrass "Jack" Thwaites (1902-1986), British Australian pioneer Tasmanian bushwalker and conservationist
  • Denis Thwaites (1944-2015), English professional footballer
  • David Barry Thwaites (b. 1976), British actor and producer
  • Caitlin Thwaites (b. 1986), Australian two-time gold medalist netball and volleyball player
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  11. ...

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