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Twenge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Twenge family


The surname Twenge 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.

Early History of the Twenge family


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Twenge Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Twenge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Twenge family to the New World and Oceana


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.

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