The name Twell reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Twell family lived in Lincolnshire
, at Wells.
Early Origins of the Twell family
The surname Twell was first found in Lincolnshire
where they are conjecturally descended from Gilbert de Ghent who held the village and mill of Well from the Bishop of Bayeaux at the time of the Norman Conquest
in 1066. A little later another entry was found for the family at Bitchfield, again in Lincolnshire
. "The church was consecrated and endowed by Hugh de Wells, who presided over the diocese from the year 1209 to 1234." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Twell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twell research.Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1421, 1450, 1499, 1406, 1461 and are included under the topic Early Twell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Twell Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Twell family name include Wells, Welles, Well and others.
Early Notables of the Twell family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John de Welles, 5th Baron
Welles (1352-1421), an English soldier and noble; John Welles, 1st Viscount Welles KG... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Twell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Twell family to Ireland
Some of the Twell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Twell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Twell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Twell, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.