Entwistle Family History Association - History & Genealogy of an Ancient Lancashire Family


Entwistle Family History Association

The Entwistle Family History Association was founded in 1999 in Lancashire, England, to bring together Entwistles and descendants of Entwistles who wanted to find out more about their family roots. Many of our world-wide members are not surnamed Entwistle but somewhere back in their family tree the name appears in one of its several spellings.


We would like to welcome you to our website. Feel free to browse at will, using any of the information to enhance your family knowledge. To get the best out of the EFHA, though, you really need to become a member at a very modest annual price and read more about your ancestry in our magazine, “Twissle Times” which members receive 4 times each year.


Whether you decide to join or not, enjoy your visit! If you have any suggestions for improvements or wish to comment on what you find – especially if you spot any errors – please contact us.


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What’s on this EFHA website?



  • What does the EFHA do?    More here!
  • Where do Entwistles come from?    More here!
  • What heraldic devices belong to Entwistles?    More here!
  • Are there any famous or important Entwistles?    More here!
  • Where can I search online for my family?    More here!
  • Are there any useful Entwistle books?    More here!
  • How do I contact the EFHA?    More here!

You want to link with your ancestors?



  • The origin of the Entwistle name   here!
  • Stories about past Entwistles   here!
  • Books about the family and links to other websites   here!

Members can also:

  • Make use of our ever-increasing database
  • Ask an expert for help
  • Find more in our magazine
  • And lots more!

Recently in the Twissle Times!



  • Ralph Entwistle and the Ribbon Gang in 19th century Australia!
  • Marconi and WS Entwistle
  • Entwistles in the Isle of Wight
  • Entwistle Publicans of Bolton
  • The “Rothsay Castle” Shipwreck
  • Poverty and Bastardy in England
  • Edward Entwistle of Des Moines, “Rocket” Driver
  • Entwistles in the American Civil War
  • Founding Entwistle, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • The Bolton Massacre of 1644
  • World War I – The Edgworth Pals
  • Entwistle emigrants to USA
  • Entwistle Entrepreneurs in Darwen

News & Feedback

Latest Twissle Times
Latest Twissle Times
Latest Twissle Times

Bob and Charlene from Wisconsin in Entwistle; 19th century Entwistle entrepreneurs in  Darwen; an Entwistle poem and, more…

Russian Revolution – 1917
Russian Revolution – 1917
Russian Revolution – 1917

1917 – the Russians make peace with Germany and leave the War after revolutions in February and in October.

The American Army Arrives in Europe, 1917
The American Army Arrives in Europe, 1917
The American Army Arrives in Europe, 1917

Here, they march past Buckingham Palace. They were welcomed by the exhausted Allied armies when they arrived in France in October ...

1917 – Passchendaele
1917 – Passchendaele
1917 – Passchendaele

Soldiers of an Australian 4th Division field artillery brigade on a duckboard track passing through Chateau Wood, near Hooge in ...


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