Twiss Name Meaning

habitational name from Twiss in Lancashire, named from Old English (ge)twis ‘forking’, used as a noun to mean ‘fork in a river’. variant of Twist.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Twist, Biss, Trias, Bliss, Weiss, Diss, Tuss, Seiss, Deiss, Wish

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Twiss Family Origin

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Twiss Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Bankers Clerk

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Twiss occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Twiss's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Twiss family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Bankers Clerk and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Twiss.

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Twiss Historical Records

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Twiss Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Twiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Twiss in 1946 was 69, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Twiss

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