Tweddell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tweddell family

The surname Tweddell was first found in Peebles-shire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, in the barony of Kilbucho. Even at this early date they also had branched in Northumberland and Cumberland.

Early History of the Tweddell family

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Tweddell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tweddell, Tweedale, Tweedle, Twedle, Twaddell, Twaddle and many more.

Early Notables of the Tweddell family (pre 1700)

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United States Tweddell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tweddell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Tweddell, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1846

Australia Tweddell migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tweddell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Tweddell, English convict who was convicted in Cumberland, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Blenheim" on 11th March 1837, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tweddell (post 1700) +

  • Ralph Hart Tweddell (1843-1895), English engineer and inventor of the hydraulic riveter, born at South Shields, son of Marshall Tweddell, a shipowner
  • John Tweddell (1769-1799), English classical scholar, son of Francis Tweddell, born on 1 June 1769 at Threepwood, near Hexham


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim


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