Twyman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Twyman family

The surname Twyman was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Twyman family

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Twyman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Twynholm, Twynholme, Twinam, Twinham, Twinholm, Twinholme, Twynham, Twynam, Twynhome, Twinhome, Twynhom, Twyinholm, Twyinholme, Twyinham, Twynnam, Twinnham, Twinnholm, Twinnham, Twinnhome, Twinnin, Twinnan and many more.

Early Notables of the Twyman family (pre 1700)

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


United States Twyman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Twyman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Arthur Twyman, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Twyman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank Twyman, aged 36, who landed in America from London, England, in 1913
  • Harriet Twyman, aged 43, who settled in America from Whitstable, England, in 1916
  • Joseph Twyman, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Leonard Twyman, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1924
  • Robert Twyman, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1924

Australia Twyman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Twyman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Twyman, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bardaster" on 7th September 1835, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [1]
  • Mr. Thomas Twyman, English convict who was convicted in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England for 15 years, transported aboard the "Bangalore" on 28th March 1848, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) from Bermuda [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Twyman (post 1700) +

  • Luska J. Twyman (1913-1988), American politician, Kentucky's first African American mayor in 1968
  • Robert Joseph Twyman (1897-1976), American politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois
  • John Kennedy "Jack" Twyman (1934-2012), American professional basketball player, inductee into the Hall of Fame
  • William M. S. Twyman, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Jaffna, 1897 [3]
  • Robert Joseph Twyman (1897-1976), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 1947-49 [3]
  • R. B. J. Twyman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856; U.S. Consul in Veracruz, 1858-60 [3]
  • Emma L. Twyman, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1972 [3]
  • Benjamin R. Twyman, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ritchie County, 1917-20 [3]
  • Allen P. Twyman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924 [3]
  • Michael Twyman (b. 1934), English Professor Emeritus of the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bardaster
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bangalore
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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