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Twiggs Early Origins



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

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Twiggs Spelling Variations


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Twiggs Spelling Variations



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

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Twiggs Early History


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Twiggs Early History



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

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Twiggs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Twiggs Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Twiggs In Ireland


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Twiggs In Ireland



Some of the Twiggs 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Twiggs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Twiggs, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Allan Twiggs settled in Barbados in 1685

Twiggs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James, John, and William Twiggs all settled in Philadelphia between 1848 and 1863

Twiggs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Twiggs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Twiggs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Twiggs (post 1700)



  • Jerry Thomas Twiggs (1933-2000), American politician, Member of Idaho State Senate, 1985-2000
  • Levi Twiggs (1793-1847), American officer in the US Marine Corps during the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars and the Mexican-American War, eponym of two ships named USS Twiggs
  • John Twiggs (1750-1816), American leader of the Georgia Militia during the American Revolutionary War
  • David E. Twiggs (1790-1862), US soldier during the War of 1812 and Mexican War, and the oldest Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War
  • Margaret Twiggs, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1956
  • H. D. D. Twiggs, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1888
  • E. Henry Twiggs, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996 (alternate), 2004, 2008
  • Russell Gould Twiggs, American artist

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Twiggs Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Twiggs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Twiggs 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 23 October 2015 at 10:37.

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