Twigg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Twigg family

The surname Twigg was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Twigg family

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Twigg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Twygg, Twygge, Twigg, Twiggs, Twig and others.

Early Notables of the Twigg family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Twigg family to Ireland

Some of the Twigg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Twigg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Twigg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Twigg, who landed in Maryland in 1655 [1]
  • Francis Twigg, who arrived in Maryland in 1655 [1]
Twigg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Paul Twigg, who settled in New Haven, Conn. in 1820
  • Robert Twigg, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Thomas Twigg, who landed in Arkansas in 1873 [1]
  • John H. Twigg, aged 51, who settled in America from Dublin, in 1892
  • J. H. Twigg, aged 34, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Twigg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Edith Twigg, aged 23, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • Alferd Twigg, aged 53, who immigrated to the United States from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • Harold Despard Twigg, aged 32, who settled in America from Cloghes, Ireland, in 1907
  • Mary Twigg, aged 53, who settled in America from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • Herbert Twigg, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Twigg migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Twigg Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • James Twigg, aged 27, who settled in Moose Jaw, Canada, in 1913

Australia Twigg migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Twigg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Twigg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849 [2]
  • William Twigg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850 [3]
  • Ellen Twigg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850 [3]
  • Caroline Twigg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850 [3]
  • James Twigg, aged 33, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen" [4]

New Zealand Twigg migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Twigg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Twigg, (b. 1837), aged 19, British labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Isabella Hercus" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th January 1856 [5]
  • Mr. Robert Twigg, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Rakaia" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 10th August 1881 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Twigg (post 1700) +

  • Rebecca Twigg (b. 1963), American seven-time gold medalist racing cyclist, two-time Olympian
  • S. Edward Twigg, American politician, Mayor of Hibbing, Minnesota, 1936-38 [7]
  • Noah S. Twigg, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1920; Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1932 [7]
  • Carol A. Twigg, American politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1974 [7]
  • Carl Twigg, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1936 [7]
  • Georgie Twigg (1990-2012), British bronze medalist hockey player at the 2012 Olympic Games
  • Stephen Twigg (b. 1966), British Labour Party politician, Minister of State for Schools (2004-2005)
  • Gary Twigg (b. 1984), Scottish footballer from Glasgow
  • Derek Twigg (b. 1959), British Labour Party politician

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Charles J Twigg (b. 1921), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Washwood Heath, Birmingham, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [8]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Frederick Alexander Twigg, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [9]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASIATIC 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Asiatic.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STRATHEDEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stratheden.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Monday 1st January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Star Queen 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/starqueen1854.shtml
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  9. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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