Tweddle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tweddle family

The surname Tweddle 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 Tweddle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tweddle research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1404, 1566, 1650, and 1791 are included under the topic Early Tweddle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tweddle Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Tweddle family (pre 1700)

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


United States Tweddle migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tweddle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Wm. H. Tweddle, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Elizabeth Tweddle, aged 39, who settled in America from Dumfries, Scotland, in 1909
  • Isabel Tweddle, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Newcastle, England, in 1910
  • David Tweddle, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910
  • Joseph Tweddle, aged 57, who immigrated to the United States from Hamilton, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Tweddle migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tweddle Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • John Alfred Tweddle, aged 35, who settled in Calgary, Canada, in 1916

New Zealand Tweddle migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tweddle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Tweddle, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Philip Laing" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 15th April 1848 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tweddle (post 1700) +

  • Elizabeth "Beth" Tweddle MBE (b. 1985), British gymnast, three-time world champion, recipient of eleven gold medals, eight silver medals and three bronze medals


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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