Twitchin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Twitchin family

The surname Twitchin was first found in Sussex 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 when this distinguished family held estates.

Early History of the Twitchin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twitchin research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1660, 1707 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Twitchin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Twitchin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tichenor, Ticknor, Titchner, Tiknor, Tikner, Titchener, Tycknor, Tyckner, Tytchener and many more.

Early Notables of the Twitchin family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Tutchin (c.1660-1707), a radical Whig controversialist and gadfly English journalist. He was probably born in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight, but he claimed "that he was born a freeman of the city of...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Twitchin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Twitchin family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martin Tichenor, who settled in New Haven, CT in 1644; Henry Tichenor, who arrived in New York in 1838; Stephen W. Tichenor, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1839.


Contemporary Notables of the name Twitchin (post 1700) +

  • Ian Robert Twitchin (1952-2017), English professional footballer, Torquay United F.C., Player of the Year in 1979


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