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Early Origins of the Twain family

The surname Twain was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Twain family

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Twain Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Twyne, Twine, Twiene, Twynne, Twin, Twinn, Twain and others.

Early Notables of the Twain family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Twyne (1501?-1581), English schoolmaster and author, born about 1501 at Bullingdon, Hampshire, the son of William Twyne, and was descended from Sir Brian Twyne of Long Parish in the same county. His son, Lawrence Twyne ( fl. 1576), was a...
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Migration of the Twain family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Twain (post 1700)

  • Twain Tippetts, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1952

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