Twist Family History
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Twist Name Meaning
probably a variant of Twiss, or possibly in a few cases from Twist, a minor place in Devon, or Twist Wood in Brede, Sussex, both named from Old English twist, Middle English twist ‘something twisted or forked’. possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone in the cotton-spinning industry, whose responsibility was to combine threads into a strong cord, a sense of twist recorded from the 16th century.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Twiss, Trust, Grist, Wist, Wise, Twine, Test, Geist, Wish, Witt