Tiffeart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Tiffeart is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Tiffeart family lived in Leicestershire, at Twyford.
Early Origins of the Tiffeart family
The surname Tiffeart was first found in Leicestershire where they were Lords of the manor of Twyford, and conjecturally descended from Hugh de Grandmesnil, sometimes spelt Grentemaisnil, from Calvados in the canton of St. Pierre-Sur-Eides in Normandy. The senior line of this family descended to the Earls of Leicester.
Important Dates for the Tiffeart family
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Tiffeart Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tiffeart have been found, including Twiford, Twyford, Tyford, Tyeford, Tieford, Tweeford, Tweford, Twifort, Twyfort, Tweefort, Tweeforth and many more.
Early Notables of the Tiffeart family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Twyford, Lord Mayor of London; and Henry Twiford of Kenwick, Shropshire whose daughter was the second wife of Robert Hesketh (c.1560-1620), an English Member of Parliament and High Sheriff of Lancashire.
Josiah Twyford (1640-1729), was an English potter, born in 1640 at Shelton, near Stoke-on-Trent. "Twyford commenced a manufactory of his own near Shelton Old Hall, the seat of the family of Elijah...
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Migration of the Tiffeart family
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Tiffeart were among those contributors: Henry Twyford landed in America in 1770; John and Robert Twiford settled in Barbados in 1663.