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Twining Family History

Twining Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Twyning in Gloucestershire which was originally named with Old English betwēonan ‘between’ + ēam dative of ēa ‘river’ with the ending later being assimilated to -ingas ‘inhabitants people’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Canning, Vining, Wilding, Twine, Twiner, Menning, Twigg, Panning

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Where is the Twining family from?

You can see how Twining families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Twining family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Twining families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 36 Twining families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 16% of all the recorded Twining's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Twining families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Twining surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Twining ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Twining. 50% of Twining men worked as a Bricklayer and 82% of Twining women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Twining were Sheet Metal Worker and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Sheet Metal Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Twining. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Twining census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Twining. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Twining. For the veterans among your Twining ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Twining lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Twining life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Twining in 1946 was 70, and 81 in 2004.

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