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Tweng Early Origins



The surname Tweng was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Kilton Castle. Thwing is located in the Yorkshire Wolds in the civil parish of Thwing and Octon and dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Tuennc, in the hundred of Burton. Literally the place name is derived from the Old English word "thweng" which means "narrow strip of land." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
About 1220, Sir Robart de Thwenge was elected by other English Barons to travel to Rome with a complaint against the pontiff in the encroachment of their ecclesiastical rights. The family were elevated to the peerage about 1300 after Marmaduke de Twenge distinguished himself in the Scottish Wars. He was summoned to Parliament as a Baron and the family became one of the senior families in Yorkshire. John Twenge (Saint John of Bridlington, John Thwing, John of Thwing, John Thwing of Bridlington) (1319-1379), born in the village of Thwing was an English saint who was canonized in 1401 by Pope Boniface IX. Nunthorpe, a chapelry, in the parish of Ayton, union of Stokesley held a manor that was bestowed by the Conqueror upon Robert de Brus, and from whom it descended by marriage to the Thweng family. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Tweng Spelling Variations


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Tweng Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Thwenge, Thweng, Thwing, Thwinge, Twenge, Tweng, Twinge and many more.

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Tweng Early History


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Tweng Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tweng research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1635 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Tweng History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tweng Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tweng Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tweng Notables 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 or some of its variants were: Benjamin Thwing who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1635; T. Twing settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1852.

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Tweng Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tweng 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.

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