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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Twiss

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Alt. Meaning

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

W is for wise, more tomorrow that today.

I is for inventor, how many things will you create?

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

S is for strength, there when needed.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Twiss

Deborah Twiss is an actress, screenwriter, film director, and producer. Deborah was born on December 22nd, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.


Michael Twiss is a soccer player for the Manchester United F.C. Reserves, Academy, Manchester United F.C., Sheffield United F.C., Port Vale F.C., Leigh Genesis F.C., Chester City F.C., Morecambe F.C., Stalybridge Celtic F.C., and Altrincham F.C. Michael was born on December 26th, 1977 in Salford, Greater Manchester.


Travers Twiss was a barrister; writer. He was most active from 1809 to 1897. Travers was born on March 19th, 1809. He died on January 14th, 1897.


His military service ended in 1970. Frank was born on July 7th, 1910. He left this life on January 27th, 1994.


William was born in 1745 in Kent. He passed away on March 14th, 1827.



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Popularity of Twiss as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Twiss U.S.
  White 82.53% 64.26%
  African American 0.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 10.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Twiss

People with the last name Twiss are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Twiss

  • How Popular is the name Twiss? As a last name Twiss was the 17,290th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Twiss first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Twiss is Sunday, August 31st, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Twiss? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Twiss. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Twiss: Your name in reverse order is Ssiwt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sitsw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Twiss? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,637 people with the last name Twiss.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Twiss? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Twiss as their last name since less than 1 person in 182k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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