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The name Twamley arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Twamley family lived in Cheshire, at Twemlow.

Twamley Early Origins



The surname Twamley 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.

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Twamley Spelling Variations


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Twamley Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Twemloe, Twemlow, Twemlowe, Twamley and others.

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Twamley Early History


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Twamley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twamley research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 183 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Twamley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Twamley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Twamley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Twamley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Twamley In Ireland


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Twamley In Ireland



Some of the Twamley 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Twamley or a variant listed above were:

Twamley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Twamley who landed in North America in 1700

Twamley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Twamley, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Jane Twamley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Mary Twamley, who landed in New York, NY in 1816

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Contemporary Notables of the name Twamley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Twamley (post 1700)



  • Bruce Richardson Twamley (b. 1952), Canadian former international footballer from Victoria, British Columbia who played from 1973 to 1979, manager of Canadian National Team in 1998

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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Twamley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Twamley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 July 2015 at 12:31.

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