Origins Available: Borderlands, Scottish
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."
Early Origins of the Thwaits family
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. 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.
Early History of the Thwaits family
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Thwaits 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.
Early Notables of the Thwaits family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thwaits family to Ireland
Some of the Thwaits family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Thwaits family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Thwaits Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Thwaits Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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