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Monday, 31 October 2005 18:41
The Twinn family, also sometimes spelt Twin, and in the past Twynne and Twyn, originates probably from South Cambridgeshire where the family worked in agriculture and lived in villages such as Linton, Duxford and West Wratting. Over the years the family spread, with many members in the surrounding counties such as Essex. Three or four generations ago there was a move to the cities, presumably in search of work, and a number settled in London, while others settled in the North east and elsewhere. Others went further afield, with a number of Twinn families in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

In the telephone directories of the English speaking world there are about 210 Twinn’s listed.

The family’s genealogy is an excellent subject of study, as the family name is unusual and the family has remained geographically contained, making it easier to trace. Currently there are a number of people actively researching the Twinn family history, and a number of lines of the family can be trace continuously back to the late 1500’s.

The Twinn’s cannot claim anyone famous, but family members include the first person to read a decoded German Enigma message during World War two, the Cambridge University boatman in the 1960’s, a professional tennis player, and, most recently, an MP and MEP.


Ref: Stephen Twinn ©MMV

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