Twitchell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Twitchell family

The surname Twitchell was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century who held lands.

Early History of the Twitchell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twitchell research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Twitchell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Twitchell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Twitchell, Twichet, Twichell, Twichewell, Twitchit and many more.

Early Notables of the Twitchell family (pre 1700)

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United States Twitchell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Twitchell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Benjamin Twitchell went and settled in Massachusetts in 1632
  • Joseph Twitchell went to Massachusetts in 1634
  • Joseph Twitchell, who landed in Massachusetts in 1634 [1]
  • Benjamin Twitchell, who landed in Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1654 [1]
Twitchell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H Twitchell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • H. Twitchell went to San Francisco in 1851
  • A. C. Twitchell went to San Francisco in 1852

Canada Twitchell migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Twitchell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Timothy Twitchell went to Ontario in 1827

Australia Twitchell migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Twitchell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Emmaline Twitchell, aged 15, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Mary Green" [2]
  • Sarah Jane Twitchell, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Mary Green" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Twitchell (post 1700) +

  • Alvin Greenwood Twitchell (1892-1955), American football and basketball coach
  • Ralph Emerson Twitchell (1859-1925), American historicist businessman and politician, Mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Chairman of the Rio Grande Commission
  • Ralph Spencer Twitchell (1890-1978), American architect, one of the founding members of the Sarasota School of Architecture
  • Marshall Harvey Twitchell (1840-1905), American Union Army soldier and politician,Louisiana State Senator (1868-1876)
  • Kent Twitchell (b. 1942), American muralist
  • Lawrence Grant Twitchell (1864-1930), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1886 to 1894
  • Wayne Lee Twitchell (1948-2010), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played from 1970 to 1979
  • John Paul Twitchell (1909-1971), American spiritual writer, author and founder of the Eckankar group
  • Fritz H. Twitchell, American Republican politician, Mayor of Bath, Maine, 1891-93 [3]
  • Daniel Twitchell, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County, 1832 [3]
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ South Australian Register Monday 20 June 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY GREEN 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marygreen1853.shtml.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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