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Twitchett Early Origins



The surname Twitchett 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.

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Twitchett Spelling Variations


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Twitchett Spelling Variations



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

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Twitchett Early History


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Twitchett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twitchett research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Twitchett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Twitchett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Twitchett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Twitchett Notables 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 or some of its variants were: Benjamin and Joseph Twichell who went to New England between 1620 and 1650. A Benjamin Twitchell is known to have gone to Massachusetts in 1632; as did a Joseph Twitchell in 1634. In 1654 another Joseph Twitchell settled in Lancaster, M.A. Timothy Twitchell went to Ontario in 1827. H. Twitchell went to San Francisco in 1851.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Twitchett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Twitchett 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 25 February 2014 at 14:20.

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