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.
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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 
Elizabeth "Beth" Tweddle MBE (b. 1985), British gymnast, three-time world champion, recipient of eleven gold medals, eight silver medals and three bronze medals. Nominated for 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, coming 3rd place. Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2010