Twigger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Twigger family

The surname Twigger 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 Twigger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twigger research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1272, 1724, and 1740 are included under the topic Early Twigger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Twigger Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Twigger family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Twigger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Twigger family to Ireland

Some of the Twigger 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.


New Zealand Twigger 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:

Twigger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Twigger, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zambesi" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1863 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Twigger (post 1700) +

  • Terence "Terry" Twigger (b. 1949), British businessman, Chief Executive of Meggitt plc
  • Robert Twigger (b. 1965), British author living in Cairo, Egypt


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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