Place:Twyning, Gloucestershire, England

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NameTwyning
Alt namesTueningesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
Tuningesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
Twiningsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates52.033°N 2.15°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoKiftsgate (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish is located
Tewkesbury Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1894-1935
Cheltenham Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1935-1974
Tewkesbury (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia


Twyning is a village and civil parish on the River Avon in the north of Gloucestershire, England, near the town of Tewkesbury. The name derives from the Old English for "between the rivers". Despite its spelling, it is pronounced "twinning". The parish forms a land 'isthmus' into the county of Worcestershire. It has a population of over 1600.

The village is divided into two main parts, the older "Churchend", and "Twyning Green". In addition, within the parish are the hamlets of Shuthonger, Woodend, Hillend and Stratford Bridge. (all redirected here).

The older part of the village, Churchend, contains the village church which is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene.

Twining surname

It is thought that the Twining surname is descended from, or at least connected to, the name of the village. A 15th century Abbot at Winchcombe Abbey, which is also in Gloucestershire, was called John Twining.

The tea merchants, Twinings, are also thought to originate in Twyning. A branch of the family removed themselves to Painswick in the early Middle Ages and worked in the wool trade. In the 17th century Thomas Twining moved to London during a period of economic depression and began his tea business.

Registration Districts

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
  • Unfortunately, A History of the County of Gloucester in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online does not cover this part of the county
  • Ancestry.co.uk has recently added Gloucestershire Burials, 1813-1988; Confirmations, 1834-1913; Baptisms, 1813-1913; Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813; and Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938. (entry dated 1 Aug 2015)
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