The name Twambly reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Twambly family lived in Cheshire
, at Twemlow.
Early Origins of the Twambly family
The surname Twambly 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 Twambly family
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Twambly Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Twambly family name include Twemloe, Twemlow, Twemlowe, Twamley and others.
Early Notables of the Twambly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Twambly family to Ireland
Some of the Twambly 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 Twambly family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Twambly family to immigrate North America: Andrew Twamley who landed in North America in 1700.