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Where did the Scottish Twitty family come from? What is the Scottish Twitty family crest and coat of arms? When did the Twitty family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Twitty family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Tweedie, Tweedy, Twedye, Twiddy and others.

First found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, on the lands of Tweedie in the parish of Stonehouse in Lanarkshire. Even from ancient times the Tweedies had a reputation of being a savage race and were frequently at odds with the Law.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twitty research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1320, 1590, 1630, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Twitty History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Twitty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Twitty family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 254 words(18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Twitty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Twitty, who landed in America, in 1892

Twitty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • R. H. Twitty, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1906
  • William Alston Twitty, aged 32, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • Henry Twitty, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Hordern Durham, England, in 1912
  • Bart Twitty, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Durham, England, in 1914
  • Bartholomew Twitty, aged 23, who landed in America from Horden, England, in 1914


  • Conway Twitty (1933-1993), born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, an American country music artist, inducted into both the Country Music and Rockabilly Halls of Fame
  • Howard Allen Twitty (b. 1949), American professional PGA golfer
  • Jeffrey Dean Twitty (b. 1957), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Victor Chandler Twitty (1901-1967), American biologist and embryologist
  • Brigadier General Stephen M. Twitty (b. 1963), United States Army General Officer, recipient of the Silver Star Medal


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Thol And Think
Motto Translation: Wait and think


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The Twitty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Twitty 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 22 May 2012 at 07:55.

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