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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

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Twist Family Origin

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Twist Family Occupations

What did your Twist ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Twist. A less common occupation for the Twist family was Son. The most common Twist occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Twist's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Carter

    20%
  • Labourer

    20%
  • Son

    20%

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

Twist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Twist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Twist 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Twist. 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 Card

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

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Twist Life Expectancy

What is the average Twist lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Twist 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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