The history of the Twomblay family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Cheshire
, at Twemlow.
Early Origins of the Twomblay family
The surname Twomblay was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times as Lords of the manor of Hatherton in that shire. Conjecturally they are descended from William Malbank who was holder of the village of Hatherton at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086, a census initiated by William the Conqueror after his conquest of England
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Twomblay family
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Twomblay Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Twemloe, Twemlow, Twemlowe, Twamley and others.
Early Notables of the Twomblay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Twomblay family to Ireland
Some of the Twomblay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Twomblay family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Twomblay or a variant listed above were: Andrew Twamley who landed in North America in 1700.