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Twine Surname Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for someone who made string or thread from Old English twīn ‘thread string’. Americanized form of French Thouin: from the ancient Germanic personal name Theodwin composed of the elements theud ‘people race’ + wine ‘friend’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Twiner, Twite, Wire, Trone, Tine, Brine, Twigg, Tite, Wint, Thyne

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Where is the Twine family from?

You can see how Twine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Twine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Twine families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Twine families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Twine's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Twine families in 1911.
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What did your Twine ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Twine. 26% of Twine men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Twine women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Twine were Farm Laborer and 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Twine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Twine 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Twine. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Twine. For the veterans among your Twine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Twine lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Twine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Twine in 1954 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

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