Twiselton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. [1]

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." [2]

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." [3] The Leicestershire parish is the older of the two as this parish was listed as Tistletune [4] 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 161 words (12 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

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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United States Twiselton migration to the United States +

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 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Twiselton (post 1700) +

  • Prof. Samantha Carole Twiselton O.B.E., British Director for Sheffield Institute of Education, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Higher Education [6]
  • Henry Twiselton Elliston (1801-1864), English musical composer and inventor, born in or about 1801, the second son of Robert William Elliston

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

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook