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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016
The surname Twitty was 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tweedie, Tweedy, Twedye, Twiddy and others.
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
- Victor Chandler Twitty (1901-1967), American biologist and embryologist
- Jeffrey Dean Twitty (b. 1957), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
- Howard Allen Twitty (b. 1949), American professional PGA golfer
- Conway Twitty (1933-1993), born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, an American country music artist, inducted into both the Country Music and Rockabilly Halls of Fame
- Russell Williamson Twitty, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Ware County, 1933-36
- 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 ThinkMotto 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.
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