Twigg Family History

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Twigg Name Meaning

English (Midlands): nickname for a thin person, from Middle English twigge ‘twig’, ‘shoot’. Since the word occurs only late in the Old English period and was initially confined to northern dialects, it may be a borrowing from Old Norse.

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

Similar surnames: Wigg, Wing, Trigg, Thwing, Wagg, Pigg, Tagg, Twist, Twine, Teig

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Twigg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Twigg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Twigg. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Twigg Family Origin

Where is the Twigg family from?

Twigg Family Occupations

What did your Twigg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Twigg. A less common occupation for the Twigg family was Farming. The most common Twigg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Twigg's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Twigg ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Twigg Historical Records

What Twigg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Twigg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Twigg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Twigg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Twigg. For the veterans among your Twigg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Twigg Life Expectancy

What is the average Twigg lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Twigg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Twigg in 1948 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Twigg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Twigg ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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