Twiferd is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The Twiferd family lived in Leicestershire
, at Twyford.
Early Origins of the Twiferd family
The surname Twiferd was first found in Leicestershire
where they were Lords of the manor of Twyford, and conjecturally descended from Hugh de Grandmesnil, sometimes spelt Grentemaisnil, from Calvados in the canton of St. Pierre-Sur-Eides in Normandy
. The senior line of this family descended to the Earls of Leicester.
Early History of the Twiferd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twiferd research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1388, 1560, 1620, 1679 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Twiferd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Twiferd 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 Twiferd family name include Twiford, Twyford, Tyford, Tyeford, Tieford, Tweeford, Tweford, Twifort, Twyfort, Tweefort, Tweeforth and many more.
Early Notables of the Twiferd family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Twyford, Lord Mayor of London; and Henry Twiford of Kenwick, Shropshire
whose daughter was the the second wife of Robert Hesketh (c.1560-1620), an English Member of Parliament and High Sheriff
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Migration of the Twiferd family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Twiferd family to immigrate North America: Henry Twyford landed in America in 1770; John and Robert Twiford settled in Barbados in 1663.