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Where did the English Teasdale family come from? What is the English Teasdale family crest and coat of arms? When did the Teasdale family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Teasdale family history?The name Teasdale belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the area known as Teesdale found in the counties of Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire. Teasdale is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. During the Middle Ages, as society became more complex, individuals needed a way to be distinguishable from others. Toponymic surnames were developed as a result of this need. Various features in the landscape were used to distinguish people from one another. In this case the original bearers of the surname Teasdale were named due to their close proximity to the river Tees, which flowed between Yorkshire and Durham.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Teasdale include Teasdale, Tisdale, Tisdell, Teesdale, Tisdall and others.
First found in Durham where they were they had been Lords of the manor there from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teasdale research. Another 99 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Teasdale History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Teasdale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Teasdale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 71 words(5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Teasdale were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Teasdale Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Teasdale Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Teasdale Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Teasdale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Teasdale Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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