Early Origins of the Twisdon family
The surname Twisdon was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Twysden in Goudhurst. The first record of the surname was "Adam de Twysden in the reign of Edward I.; and that of Henry IV. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Later in 1334, John de Twysdenne was listed as holding estates in the county.
Early History of the Twisdon family
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Twisdon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Twysden, Twisden, Twiselden, Twyselden, Twisdan, Twissden, Twissleden, Twysselden, Twysleden and many more.
Early Notables of the Twisdon family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Roger Twysden (1597-1672), English antiquary and royalist pamphleteer; Sir William Twysden of Roydon Hall, East Peckham, 1st Baronet
(1566-1628), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Clitheroe in 1593, Leston in 1601 and Thetford (1606-1614); and his son, Sir Thomas Twisden, 1st Baronet
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Migration of the Twisdon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis, John, Margeret and William Twisden, who all settled in Virginia between 1653 and 1666; and William Twysden settled in Virginia in 1664.
The Twisdon Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Praevisa mala pereunt
Motto Translation: Forseen misfortunes die away.