Tween History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tween family

The surname Tween was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Tween family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tween research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1548, 1139, 1544, 1455, 1487, 1501, 1581, 1501, 1576, 1543, 1613, 1579 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Tween History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tween Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Twyne, Twine, Twiene, Twynne, Twin, Twinn, Twain and others.

Early Notables of the Tween family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Twyne (1501?-1581), English schoolmaster and author, born about 1501 at Bullingdon, Hampshire, the son of William Twyne, and was descended from Sir Brian Twyne of Long Parish in the same county. His son, Lawrence Twyne (fl. 1576), was a...
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Australia Tween migration to Australia +

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

Tween Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Denham Tween, (b. 1799), aged 20, English farm labourer who was convicted in Essex, England for life for burglary, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 27th October 1819, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1873 [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel


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