Twinn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Twinn family

The surname Twinn was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Twinn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twinn research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1548, 1139, 1544, 1455, 1487, 1501, 1581, 1501, 1576, 1543, 1613, 1579 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Twinn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Twinn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Twyne, Twine, Twiene, Twynne, Twin, Twinn, Twain and others.

Early Notables of the Twinn family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Twyne (1501?-1581), English schoolmaster and author, born about 1501 at Bullingdon, Hampshire, the son of William Twyne, and was descended from Sir Brian Twyne of Long Parish in the same county. His son, Lawrence Twyne (fl. 1576), was a...
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United States Twinn migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Twinn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Twinn, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • Ann Twinn, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Twinn (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Ian David Twinn C.B.E. (b. 1950), British Conservative Politician, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for political and voluntary service [2]


  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. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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