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The name Tyeffeart reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Tyeffeart family lived in Leicestershire, at Twyford.

Tyeffeart Early Origins



The surname Tyeffeart 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.

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Tyeffeart Early History


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Tyeffeart Early History



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

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Tyeffeart Spelling Variations


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Tyeffeart Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Tyeffeart include Twiford, Twyford, Tyford, Tyeford, Tieford, Tweeford, Tweford, Twifort, Twyfort, Tweefort, Tweeforth and many more.

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Tyeffeart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tyeffeart Early Notables (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 Tyeffeart Notables 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Tyeffearts to arrive on North American shores: Henry Twyford landed in America in 1770; John and Robert Twiford settled in Barbados in 1663.

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