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Tweedy Early Origins



The surname Tweedy was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, on the lands of Tweedie in the parish of Stonehouse in Lanarkshire. Even from ancient times the Tweedies had a reputation of being a savage race and were frequently at odds with the Law.

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Tweedy Spelling Variations


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Tweedy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tweedie, Tweedy, Twedye, Twiddy and others.

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Tweedy Early History


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Tweedy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tweedy research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1320, 1590, 1630, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Tweedy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tweedy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tweedy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Tweedy In Ireland


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Tweedy In Ireland



Some of the Tweedy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 254 words (18 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tweedy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Tweedy, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Tweedy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Tweedy, who came to New York, NY in 1804
  • David Tweedy, aged 50, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Effy Tweedy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Patrick Tweedy, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Effy Tweedy, who arrived in New York State in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tweedy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Asa R. Tweedy, who emigrated to America, in 1904
  • Donald N. Tweedy, aged 14, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Edward Tweedy, aged 8, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1910
  • D. N. Tweedy, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Florence Tweedy, aged 59, who settled in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tweedy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Tweedy, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tweedy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tweedy (post 1700)



  • Helen Bates "Penny" Chenery Tweedy (b. 1922), American sportswoman who bred and raced Secretariat, the 1973 winner of the Triple Crown
  • Smith Tweedy (1784-1862), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgeport, 1827, 1829, 1833, 1836
  • Samuel Tweedy (1776-1868), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Danbury, 1820, 1824, 1856; Member of Connecticut State Senate at-large, 1826-28
  • John Hubbard Tweedy (1814-1891), American politician, Delegate to Wisconsin State Constitutional Convention, 1846; Postmaster at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1850-51; Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1853
  • John Tweedy (1843-1912), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1872; Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Danbury, 1906
  • James E. Tweedy, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 18th District, 1984
  • J. R. Tweedy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1912
  • Ephraim Tweedy (1831-1895), American Republican politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1868
  • Edgar S. Tweedy (1808-1893), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Danbury, 1845; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1860, 1880
  • Alfred Tweedy (1880-1967), American Republican politician, Probate Judge in Connecticut, 1930; Member of Connecticut State Senate 26th District, 1945-46
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Thol And Think
Motto Translation: Wait and think


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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    The Tweedy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tweedy 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 9 November 2015 at 16:35.

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