The Tyrwhitt surname comes from the place name Trewhitt in Northumberland; the first bearer of this surname was most likely someone who had come from that place to a new location.
Early Origins of the Tyrwhitt family
The surname Tyrwhitt was first found in Northumberland
where the original reference of the name was found at High Trewhitt, and Low Trewhitt, townships, in the parish and union of Rothbury. Originally named Tirwit (c.
1150-1162), the name possibly meant "river-bend where wood is obtained" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
These small townships have grown little in size since early times as late as the mid 1800s, there were only 130 inhabitants there. But looking back, other records show Sir Herculus de Trywhitt was knighted by Duke William in 1068 and granted the lands of Tyrwhitt or Terwit, however there is no record of the place in the Domesday Book
. Later John de Tyrwyt was listed in the Assize Rolls of Northumberland
in 1296 and William Tyrwhit was listed in there in 1383. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The parish of Stainfield in Lincolnshire
was an ancient homestead of the family. "There are some remains of an ancient mansion of the Tyrwhitt family, now occupied as a farmhouse." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Tyrwhitt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tyrwhitt research.Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1577, 1628, 1598, 1667, 1633, 1688, 1663, 1741, 1708, 1760, 1730, 1786 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Tyrwhitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tyrwhitt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Trywhitt, Terwitt, Trewitt, Trewhitt, Truitt, Terwit, Truet and many more.
Early Notables of the Tyrwhitt family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Philip Tyrwhitt, 1st Baronet
(d. 1624) of Stainfield in Lincolnshire; Sir Edward Tyrwhitt, 2nd Baronet
(1577-1628); Sir Philip Tyrwhitt, 3rd Baronet
(1598-c. 1667); Sir Philip Tyrwhitt, 4th Baronet
(1633-1688); Sir John... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tyrwhitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tyrwhitt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tyrwhitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- O. Tyrwhitt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
Contemporary Notables of the name Tyrwhitt (post 1700)
- Thomas Tyrwhitt (1730-1786), English classical commentator
- Richard Tyrwhitt (1844-1900), Canadian politician
- Admiral of the Fleet Sir Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt (1870-1951), British admiral of the Royal Navy in World War I
- Brigadier Dame Mary Joan Caroline Tyrwhitt DBE, TD (1903-1997), British Army officer, first director of the Women's Royal Army Corps
- Sir John Tyrwhitt, 5th Baronet, a member of the Parliament of Great Britain in the 1720s
- Jacqueline Tyrwhitt (1905-1983), British architect, academic, professor and author
- Gerald Tyrwhitt -Wilson (1883-1950), 14th Baron Berners, British composer, novelist, painter, and aesthete
The Tyrwhitt Motto
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: Time tryeth truth
Motto Translation: Time tests faith