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Twist Early Origins



The surname Twist 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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Twist Spelling Variations


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Twist Spelling Variations



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

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Twist Early History


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Twist Early History



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

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Twist Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Twist Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Twist In Ireland


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Twist In Ireland



Some of the Twist 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:

Twist Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugh Twist, who arrived in Maryland in 1675 [1]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)

Twist Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilkinson Twist, who landed in Virginia in 1728 [1]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)
  • Benjamin Twist, who settled in Virginia in 1741
  • Thomas Twist, who settled in Maryland in 1742

Twist Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Twist, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1850 [1]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)

Twist Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas J. Twist, aged 30, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Ann Twist, aged 24, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Twist (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Twist (post 1700)



  • Basil Twist, American puppeteer in New York, known for his underwater puppet show, "Symphonie Fantastique" and on the Broadway productions of "The Pee-wee Herman Show" and "The Addams Family"
  • Noah C. Twist, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ennis R. Twist, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1916 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Twist (1870-1934), British miner's agent and Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Wigan in 1910 and for Leigh (1922-1923)
  • Derek Twist (1905-1979), British screenwriter, film editor and director, active in the 1930s
  • Anthony Rory "Tony" Twist (b. 1968), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey player who played from 1989 to 1999
  • Henry Aloysius Twist CMG OBE, British Director of Studies, Royal Institute of Public Administration, Surrey
  • George Twist CBE, QPM, LL.M, H.M., English Inspector of Constabulary, Hants

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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Twist Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Twist 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 23 October 2015 at 10:37.

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