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The ancestors of the Tiffork family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Leicestershire, at Twyford.

Early Origins of the Tiffork family


The surname Tiffork 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.

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Early History of the Tiffork family

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Early History of the Tiffork family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tiffork research.
Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1388, 1560, 1620, 1679 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Tiffork History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tiffork Spelling Variations

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Tiffork Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Twiford, Twyford, Tyford, Tyeford, Tieford, Tweeford, Tweford, Twifort, Twyfort, Tweefort, Tweeforth and many more.

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Early Notables of the Tiffork family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Tiffork 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 the second wife of Robert Hesketh (c.1560-1620), an English Member of Parliament and High Sheriff of...
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Migration of the Tiffork family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Tiffork family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Tiffork or a variant listed above: Henry Twyford landed in America in 1770; John and Robert Twiford settled in Barbados in 1663.

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