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Origins Available: English, Irish


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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twigg research. Another 366 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1272, 1724, and 1740 are included under the topic Early Twigg History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Twigg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Twigg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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
  • Francis Twigg, who arrived in Maryland in 1655

Twigg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Paul Twigg settled in New Haven, Conn. in 1820
  • Robert Twigg settled in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Thomas Twigg, who landed in Arkansas in 1873
  • John H. Twigg, aged 51, who settled in America from Dublin, in 1892
  • J. H. Twigg, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1893


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 emigrated 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


Twigg Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century


  • James Twigg, aged 27, who settled in Moose Jaw, Canada, in 1913

Twigg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Twigg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849
  • William Twigg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850
  • Ellen Twigg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850
  • Caroline Twigg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850
  • James Twigg, aged 33, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Carol A. Twigg, American politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1974
  • Carl Twigg, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1936
  • Mr. Frederick Alexander Twigg (d. 1915), Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • 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


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