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Twombly is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Twombly family lived in Cheshire, at Twemlow.

Twombly Early Origins



The surname Twombly 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.

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Twombly Spelling Variations


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Twombly 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.

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Twombly Early History


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Twombly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twombly research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 183 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Twombly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Twombly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Twombly Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Twombly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Twombly In Ireland


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Twombly In Ireland



Some of the Twombly 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Twombly or a variant listed above were:

Twombly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ralph Twombly, who landed in New Hampshire in 1656

Twombly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry E. Twombly, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Mrs. Twombly, aged 37, who settled in America from London, in 1894
  • H.Mc.K. Twombly, aged 44, who landed in America from London, in 1894
  • Mr. Twombly, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1895

Twombly Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Butler Twombly, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • E. J. Twombly, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Ruth Twombly, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Ruth Vanderbilt Twombly, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Florence Adele Twombly, aged 39, who emigrated to America, in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Twombly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Twombly (post 1700)



  • Hamilton McKown Twombly (1849-1910), American businessman, financial advisor to William Henry Vanderbilt, owner of the Vinland Estate, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Cy Twombly (1928-2011), American abstract artist
  • Carol Twombly (b. 1959), American calligrapher and typeface designer, known for her typefaces: Trajan, Myriad and Adobe Caslon
  • Royal T. Twombly, American politician, Mayor of Niles, Michigan, 1877
  • John F. Twombly, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 13th District, 1914
  • Guy Twombly, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1940, 1948
  • Gilman H. Twombly, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 21st District, 1948

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Twombly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Twombly 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 24 November 2015 at 11:09.

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