Digital Products



Home & Barware


Customer Service

100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!

Twyfeart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Twyfeart is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Twyfeart family lived in Leicestershire, at Twyford.

Early Origins of the Twyfeart family

The surname Twyfeart was first found in Leicestershire where they were Lords of the manor of Twyford, and conjecturally descended from Hugh de Grandmesnil, sometimes spelt Grentemaisnil, from Calvados in the canton of St. Pierre-Sur-Eides in Normandy. The senior line of this family descended to the Earls of Leicester.

Early History of the Twyfeart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twyfeart research.
Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1388, 1560, 1620, 1679 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Twyfeart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Twyfeart Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Twiford, Twyford, Tyford, Tyeford, Tieford, Tweeford, Tweford, Twifort, Twyfort, Tweefort, Tweeforth and many more.

Early Notables of the Twyfeart family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Twyford, Lord Mayor of London; and Henry Twiford of Kenwick, Shropshire whose daughter was the the second wife of Robert Hesketh (c.1560-1620), an English Member of Parliament and High Sheriff of...
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Twyfeart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Twyfeart family to the New World and Oceana

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Twyfeart or a variant listed above: Henry Twyford landed in America in 1770; John and Robert Twiford settled in Barbados in 1663.

Twyfeart Family Crest Products

See Also

Sign Up


100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!