Twamblay is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Twamblay family lived in Cheshire
, at Twemlow.
Early Origins of the Twamblay family
The surname Twamblay was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times as Lords of the manor of Hatherton in that shire. Conjecturally they are descended from William Malbank who was holder of the village of Hatherton at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086, a census initiated by William the Conqueror after his conquest of England
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Twamblay family
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Twamblay Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Twemloe, Twemlow, Twemlowe, Twamley and others.
Early Notables of the Twamblay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Twamblay family to Ireland
Some of the Twamblay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Twamblay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Twamblay or a variant listed above: Andrew Twamley who landed in North America in 1700.