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The name Twifort came to England with the ancestors of the Twifort family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Twifort family lived in Leicestershire, at Twyford.

Twifort Early Origins



The surname Twifort 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.

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Twifort Spelling Variations


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Twifort Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Twifort has been recorded under many different variations, including Twiford, Twyford, Tyford, Tyeford, Tieford, Tweeford, Tweford, Twifort, Twyfort, Tweefort, Tweeforth and many more.

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Twifort Early History


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Twifort Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twifort research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1388, 1560, 1620, 1679 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Twifort History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Twifort Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Twifort Early Notables (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 of...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Twifort 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Twiforts were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Henry Twyford landed in America in 1770; John and Robert Twiford settled in Barbados in 1663.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Twifort Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Twifort 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 May 2016 at 08:27.

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