My Grandma was a twin. (This was her on her wedding day)
Her name was Nannie and her sister was Fanny. Imagine naming your baby that, in this day and age. Fraternal twins tend to run in families through the maternal line. It is caused by a multi-ovulation gene. Fraternal twins can be a boy/girl or 2 of one sex but they look like siblings rather than identical. They could look almost identical but that doesn’t make them true identical twins/ monozygotic - in other words, it took 2 fertilized eggs. Identical or monozygotic twining is one fertilized egg that splits into two or three...My triplet cousins - the boys were identical twins (one egg that split into two) and another egg joined the party so she was just a single. No fertility drugs were used. It was all natural and I was told she gave birth to all three vaginally! OUCH!
My Grandma's mother (Salle, my Great Grandmother) not only had twins but had twin siblings from their mother, my 2nd great-grandmother, Rebecca.
My 3rd great-grandmother, Martha had twins. 2 girls.
Now on my mom's side -
My Grandma Mabel's sister gave birth to boy/girl twins.
Bobby and Margaret.
My 2nd Greatmother's mother, Elizabeth also had boy/girl twins.
Leonard and Margaret
My 3rd great-grandmother also had a set of girl twins. Olive and Mary Alice. I have their photo somewhere - they were older when their photo was taken.
My sister and I could have had twins - with 35+ cousins, 2 of my cousins had twins. The triplets and boy/boy twins. Don't know if any of my cousins have twin grandchildren. That would be interesting.
Do you have twins or multiples that run in your family?
I wouldn't have minded one bit if I had twins. I used to Nanny for a set of boy/girl twins. Max and Stella. They were so cute and fascinating to me.
I had twin best friends, growing up that were identical.
Mary Kate and Ashley
Robin and Maurice Gibb from the Bee Gees
As far as the celebrities go - I didn't recognize any of them on the list I looked at - except for these two sets - I don't follow the celebrities of today. And of course, throughout history, there were Jacob and Esau from the Bible and Apollo and Artemis from Greek mythology.
Patty and Cathy
The Patty Duke show, where it was her cousin who was identical to her.
Well, that was fun.
I hope you enjoyed it. It started out with me wanting to explain the part of the twin and single birth = 3 born at the same time or being a triplet. Then the subject morphed into everything else.