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Twiss Early Origins



The surname Twiss was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times at Twizel near Coldstream as Lords of the manor, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. One of the first on record was Agnes de Twizel of the county of Berwick who rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I of England who restored her lands in Berwickshire.

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Twiss Spelling Variations


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Twiss Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Twyss, Twysse, Twiss, Twisse, Twist, Twiste, Twyst and many more.

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Twiss Early History


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Twiss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twiss research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1802, 1700, 1578, 1646, 1787 and 1849 are included under the topic Early Twiss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Twiss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Twiss Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Twiss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Twiss In Ireland


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Twiss In Ireland



Some of the Twiss family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 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:

Twiss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Twiss who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1845
  • Joseph Twiss settled in Philadelphia in 1853

Twiss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Victor Twiss, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Cal. G. W. Twiss, aged 58, who settled in America from Southampton, England, in 1908
  • George Edw. Twiss, aged 53, who landed in America from St. John, England, in 1909
  • Jessie Twiss, aged 5, who settled in America from Farranfore, Ireland, in 1910
  • Richard Twiss, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Twiss Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Twiss, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Twiss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Twiss (post 1700)



  • Richard Twiss (b. 1954), Native American educator and author
  • Stephen R. Twiss, American politician, Justice of Utah Territorial Supreme Court, 1880-84
  • Robert M. Twiss, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, 1993
  • Leon Twiss, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 98th District, 1976
  • George J. Twiss (b. 1853), American Republican politician, Mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, 1895-97
  • Michael John Twiss (b. 1977), English footballer
  • Horace Twiss (1787-1849), English writer and politician
  • Sir Travers Twiss (1809-1897), English jurist
  • Richard Q. Twiss (1920-2005), Indian-born British scientist, famous for his work on the Hanbury-Brown and Twiss effect
  • Lionel Peter Twiss OBE, DSC and Bar (b. 1921), British pilot who held the World Air Speed Record of 1,132 mph in 1956

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Twiss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Twiss 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 12 March 2016 at 15:15.

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