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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

Twist Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilkinson Twist, who landed in Virginia in 1728
  • Benjamin Twist settled in Virginia in 1741
  • Thomas Twist settled in Maryland in 1742

Twist Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Twist, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1850

Twist Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas J. Twist, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Ann Twist, aged 24, 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
  • Ennis R. Twist, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1916
  • 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



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    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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