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The surname Twysden was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Twysden in Goudhurst. The first record of the surname was "Adam de Twysden in the reign of Edward I.; and that of Henry IV. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print. Later in 1334, John de Twysdenne was listed as holding estates in the county.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Twysden, Twisden, Twiselden, Twyselden, Twisdan, Twissden, Twissleden, Twysselden, Twysleden and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twysden research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1455, 1487, 1597, 1672, 1566, 1628, 1593, 1601, 1606, 1614, 1602, 1683, 1646, 1648, 1660, 1597, 1672, 1635, 1697, 1685, 1689, 1695 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Twysden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Roger Twysden (1597-1672), English antiquary and royalist pamphleteer; Sir William Twysden of Roydon Hall, East Peckham, 1st Baronet (1566-1628), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Clitheroe in 1593, Leston in 1601 and Thetford (1606-1614); and his son, Sir Thomas Twisden, 1st Baronet (1602-1683)...
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Twysden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Twysden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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: Praevisa mala pereunt
Motto Translation: Forseen misfortunes die away.
The Twysden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Twysden 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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