List of oldest twins

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This article lists the oldest living twins and oldest twins ever.

Oldest living twins (≥100 years)[edit]

The following is a list of the oldest twins in the world that are still alive. Only cases with both twins reported to be alive in the last year are included.

      Official Guinness World Record holders

No. Names Sex(es) Birth date Age as of 20 April 2014 Country of residence Twin type
0 Maria do Carmo Santana
Maria Anunciada Santana[1][2][3]
F 1 November 1905 108 years, 170 days Brazil Monozygotic
1 Edith Ritchie (née Rennie)
Evelyn Middleton (née Rennie)[4][5][6][7]
F 15 November 1909 104 years, 156 days United Kingdom Dizygotic
2 Ann Primack (née Engerman)
Charlotte Eisgrou (née Engerman)[8][9]
F 24 December 1909 104 years, 117 days United States Monozygotic
3 Inez Elizabeth Harries (née Hesser)
Grace Venice Shaw (née Hesser)[10][11]
F 15 January 1911 103 years, 95 days United States Monozygotic
4 Lena Geertruida Leny van der Snoek (née Nowee)
Wilhelmina Catharina (Willy) Bais (née Nowee)[12][13][14]
F 3 June 1911 102 years, 321 days Netherlands Monozygotic
5 Raymonde Saumade (née Watteblade)
Lucienne Grare-Lacheau (née Watteblade)[15][16]
F 23 September 1912 101 years, 209 days France ?
6 Oscar Duke
Donald Duke[17]
M 26 December 1912 101 years, 115 days Canada ?

Oldest twins ever (≥102 years each)[edit]

The following twins have been organized in descending order of the age of the twins upon the first death.

      Both twins deceased       Both twins living       One twin living

No. Names Sex(es) Birth date Death dates Lifespans Country of death
or residence
Twin type
1 Kin Narita
Gin Kanie
[18][19]
F 1 Aug. 1892 23 Jan. 2000
28 Feb. 2001
107 years, 175 days
108 years, 211 days
Japan Monozygotic
2 Alice Hill (née Grubb)
Maggie Lambeth (née Grubb)[20][21]
F 13 Jan. 1884 10 Jan. 1990
6 Mar. 1990
105 years, 362 days
106 years, 52 days
United States Monozygotic
3 Allan Ceascear Jackson
Allen Charles Jackson[22]
M 24 Nov. 1903 3 Nov. 2009
Living?
105 years, 344 days
110 years, 147 days?
Living? in the United States Monozygotic
4 Glen Moyer
Dale Moyer[20][23]
M 20 Jun. 1895 16 Apr. 2001
17 Jul. 2004
105 years, 300 days
109 years, 27 days
United States Monozygotic
5 Ellen Robertson (née Hall)
Sarah Jeanmougin (née Hall)[24][25]
F 29 May 1902 21 Dec. 2007
26 Feb. 2008
105 years, 206 days
105 years, 276 days
Canada Dizygotic
6 Eugenia Collins (née Smith)
Alice Lindsay (née Smith)[22]
F 31 Mar. 1893 8 Oct. 1998
1 Jul. 2004
105 years, 191 days
111 years, 92 days
Australia Monozygotic
7 Jacoba Dijkstra (née van der Meulen)
Cornelia Tjaden (née van der Meulen)[26][27]
F 31 Mar. 1898 3 Mar. 2003
8 Aug. 2004
104 years, 337 days
106 years, 130 days
Netherlands Dizygotic
8 Mildred Phillipi (née Widman)
Mary Franzini (née Widman)[20][28]
F 17 Jun. 1880 4 May 1985
6 May 1988
104 years, 321 days
107 years, 324 days
United States Monozygotic
9 Thilda Vangstad
Lena Vangstad[20][29]
F 29 Jul. 1901 5 Feb. 2006
4 Jul. 2007
104 years, 191 days
105 years, 340 days
United States Monozygotic
10 Enrico Appiani
Maria Appiani[30]
M
F
23 Jul. 1900 3 Jan. 2005
6 Mar. 2007
104 years, 164 days
106 years, 226 days
Italy Dizygotic
11 Edith Ritchie (née Rennie)
Evelyn Middleton (née Rennie)[4][5][6][7]
F 15 Nov. 1909 Living 104 years, 156 days Living in the United Kingdom Dizygotic
12 Stella H. Gilman
Ella H. Dickerson[20]
F 27 Jan. 1892[citation needed] 6 Jun. 1996
15 Nov. 1996
104 years, 131 days
104 years, 293 days
United States ?
13 Ann Primack (née Engerman)
Charlotte Eisgrou (née Engerman)[8][9]
F 24 Dec. 1909 Living 104 years, 117 days Living in the United States Monozygotic
14 Lucy Turner
Louise Dilworth[20][31]
F 11 Nov. 1901 19 Dec. 2005
27 Feb. 2008
104 years, 48 days
106 years, 118 days
United States Monozygotic
15 Ena Pugh (née Thomas)
Lily Millward (née Thomas)[32][33][34][35][36]
F 4 Jan. 1910 6 Jan. 2014
Living
104 years, 2 days
104 years, 106 days
Living in the United Kingdom ?
16 Myrtie Townley (née Williams)
Gertrude Clark (née Williams)[20][37]
F 10 Dec. 1906 20 Nov. 2010
10 Dec. 2010
103 years, 345 days
104 years, 0 days
United States ?
17 Laura E. Boucher
Lillian M. Boucher[20][38]
F 7 Jun. 1900 7 Apr. 2004
21 May 2004
103 years, 305 days
103 years, 349 days
United States Monozygotic
18 Elfriede Friedel Platt (née Mannigel)
Alice Stadtler (née Mannigel)[39][40][41]
F 15 Feb. 1910 13 Jul. 2013
Living
103 years, 148 days
104 years, 64 days
Living in Germany Monozygotic
19 Adeline Addie D. Moran (née Rieger)
Mildred Millie A. Rieger[20][42]
F 11 Apr. 1893 18 Jul. 1996
25 Mar. 1998
103 years, 98 days
104 years, 348 days
United States ?
20 Lilly Clifford
Marie Clifford[20][43]
F 25 Dec. 1904 23 Mar. 2008
12 Jul. 2010
103 years, 89 days
105 years, 199 days
United States Monozygotic
21 Inez Elizabeth Harries (née Hesser)
Grace Venice Shaw (née Hesser)[10][11]
F 15 Jan. 1911 Living 103 years, 95 days Living in the United States Monozygotic
22 Gertrude Eddy
Dorothy McMahon[20][44]
F 13 Nov. 1901 22 Dec. 2004
7 Mar. 2005
103 years, 39 days
103 years, 114 days
United States ?
23 Theodora Leuven
Maria Leuven
F 15 Nov. 1897[citation needed] 17 Nov. 2000
12 Jan. 2001
103 years, 2 days
103 years, 58 days
Netherlands ?
24 Gertrude Gill (née LaGasse)
Katherine Kay VanBortel (née LaGasse)[20][45][46]
F 2 Mar. 1910 Living
21 Jan. 2013
104 years, 49 days
102 years, 325 days
Living in the United States Dizygotic
25 Anna E. Mentzer (née Eisley)
Maria J. Hertzler (née Eisley)[20][47][48]
F 31 May 1904 5 Apr. 2007
13 Nov. 2013
102 years, 309 days
109 years, 166 days
United States ?
26 Lena Geertruida Leny van der Snoek (née Nowee)
Wilhelmina Catharina (Willy) Bais (née Nowee)[12][13][14]
F 3 Jun. 1911 Living 102 years, 321 days Living in the Netherlands Monozygotic
27 Charles L. Lentz
George Lentz[20][49]
M 7 Oct. 1896 15 Jun. 1999
24 Feb. 2002
102 years, 251 days
105 years, 140 days
United States ?
28 Matilda Tilley Hanlon (née Wilson)
Beryl Baguley (née Wilson)[50][51]
F 19 Mar. 1909 3 Oct. 2011
Living
102 years, 198 days
105 years, 32 days
Living in New Zealand Monozygotic
29 Luvella Lilac Jepsen Olesen
Estella Ivy Smith Oksol[20][52][53]
F 20 Apr. 1900 28 Sept. 2002
1 Mar. 2003
102 years, 161 days
102 years, 315 days
United States Monozygotic
Celina Bush (née Malfliet)
Victorine Donvil (née Malfliet)[54]
F 27 Oct. 1910 Living
6 Apr. 2013
103 years, 175 days
102 years, 161 days
Living in the United Kingdom
Belgium
Monozygotic
31 Hilda Edwards (née Caldecott)
Mabel Jeans (née Caldecott)[55]
F 16 Dec. 1901 13 Apr. 2004[56]
6 May 2006[57]
102 years, 119 days
104 years, 141 days
United Kingdom Monozygotic
32 May Hubert (née Coverdale)
Gertie M. Bates (née Coverdale)[20][58]
F 6 Aug. 1901 6 Nov. 2003
23 Jan. 2005
102 years, 92 days
103 years, 170 days
United States ?
33 Ida Cheatham (née Covington)
Lena E. Cook (née Covington)[20][59]
F 4 Feb. 1910 Living
13 Apr. 2012[60]
104 years, 75 days
102 years, 69 days
Living in the United States Dizygotic
34 Ada Betty Richards (née Jenkins)[61]
Sarah E. Jenny Pelmore (née Jenkins)[62]
F 1 Jan. 1908 6 Mar. 2010
8 Oct. 2011
102 years, 64 days
103 years, 280 days
United Kingdom Monozygotic
36 Murray Legate[63]
Muriel Johnson (née Legate)[64]
M
F
27 Jan. 1898 12 Mar. 2000
20 Aug. 2006
102 years, 45 days
108 years, 205 days
Canada Dizygotic
35 Marie Morse (née Hansen)
Hannah Hansen[20][58]
F 11 Jan. 1878 21 Feb. 1980
18 Nov. 1980
102 years, 41 days
102 years, 312 days
United States ?
37 Helen Marnie Neas (née Peters)
Louise Weezie Kaderly (née Peters)[20][65][66][67][68]
F 24 Feb. 1911 Living
9 Mar. 2013
103 years, 55 days
102 years, 13 days
Living in the United States Monozygotic
38 Rosina Neri (née Tallarico)
Stella Rosaria Maccarrone (née Tallarico)[69]
F 4 Oct. 1910 6 Oct. 2012
26 Dec. 2012
102 years, 2 days
102 years, 83 days
Italy Monozygotic

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