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Thwaite Surname Origin
(Locality). A piece of ground cleared of wood, from the Anglo-Saxon thweotan, to cut. In some places in England the word signifies a rivulet; marshy ground; also, a meadow.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Thwaite Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Thwaite Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson