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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Twining

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Twin"ing
Winding around something; twisting; embracing; climbing by winding about a support; as, the hop is a twining plant.
adjective Twin"ing
The act of one who, or that which, twines; [Bot] the act of climbing spirally.
  1. (countable) A layout or motion that twines.
  2. (Britain, uncountable, regional, Cumbria) complaining or grumbling

Notable Persons With the Last Name Twining

Nathan Farragut Twining is a military person. His military service ended in 1960.


Thomas was born in 1675. He passed away on May 19th, 1741.


Louisa was born on November 16th, 1820. She left this life on September 25th, 1912.


Elizabeth was born in 1805. She passed away in 1889.


His military service ended in 1959. Merrill was born on November 28th, 1902 in Monroe, Wisconsin. He passed away on May 11th, 1996.


William was born in 1934.


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Popularity of Twining as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Twining U.S.
  White 95.80% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Twining

People with the last name Twining are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Twining

  • How Popular is the name Twining? As a last name Twining was the 20,057th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Twining first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Twining is Tuesday, March 31st, 1896.
  • How unique is the name Twining? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Twining. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Twining: Your name in reverse order is Gniniwt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Igniwtn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Twining? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,333 people with the last name Twining.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Twining? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Twining as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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