Early Origins of the Twiselton family
The surname Twiselton was first found in Yorkshire
at Twistleton, where one of the first records of the name was Thomas de Twisilton listed in the Feet of Fines of 1208. A few years later, Hugh de Twiselton was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire
in 1260. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Twiston, is a township, in the chapelry of Downham, parish of Whalley, union of Clitheroe in Lancashire. "This place was called Twysilton in the reign of John, at which time the family of Twysilton occur as owners here. In the 1st of Edward III., when the Hall existed, the property was possessed by Richard de Greenacres; a successor." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
In the case of the variant Thistleton, this name is derived from the parishes located in Lancashire and Leicestershire. These parishes literally mean "farmstead or village where thistles grow," from the Old English "thistel" + "tun." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) The Leicestershire parish is the older of the two as this parish was listed as Tistletune CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) in the Domesday Book of 1086, whereas the Lancashire parish was listed as Thistilton in 1212.
Early History of the Twiselton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twiselton research.Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1629, 1658, 1510, 1600, 1487, 1455, 1487, 1618, 1667, 1654 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Twiselton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Twiselton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Twistleton, Thistleton, Thisselton, Twisselton, Twizzleton, Twisleton, Thisleton, Twiselden, Twisden, Twysden, Thysleton and many more.
Early Notables of the Twiselton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Twiselton family to Ireland
Some of the Twiselton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Twiselton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Twiselton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George W Twiselton, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1888 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Twiselton 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: Vidi, vici
Motto Translation: I saw, I conquered