Twombly Family Crest, Coat of Arms & Twombly Name Origin

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Origin of the Name Twombly

The origin of the name Twombly was found in the archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Twombly
include Twombley, Twomeley and Twamley. This is a locational name meaning 'of Twemlow', a town in County Chester. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are a Lyulph de Twemlowe who was recorded in the 'East Chester Rolls' in the year 1208. A William de Twemlowe was recorded in the same documents in the year 1376. A Rauffe Brodehurst and Margery Twamlowe were married in Prestbury, Chester, in the year 1578 and a William Kenedy of Twemlowe was recorded in the 'Wills at Chester' in the year 1591. A branch of the family moved to Ireland in the eighteenth century and settled in County Wicklow in Leinster Province.
The Twombly coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Twombly descendants.
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