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

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Twist Family Origin

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Twist Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Miner

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Twist family was Miner. The most common Twist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Twist's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Twist.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Twist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Twist in 1944 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Twist

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