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Where did the Scottish Teat family come from? What is the Scottish Teat family crest and coat of arms? When did the Teat family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Teat family history?The ancestors of the first family in ancient Scotland to use the name Teat lived among the Boernicians. Teat is a name for a a 11th century Scandinavian personal name which means glad, cheerful.
Over the years, Teat has been written It appears under these variations because medieval scribes spelled names according to sound rather than by any over-arching set of rules. Tait, Tate, Tayte, Taite and others.
First found in Berwickshire, where they held a family seat from early times. There are several recorded instances of payments to a John Tayt, clerk of the hospital of Montrose, between 1362-70. Alexander Tayt was burgess of Edinburgh in 1381.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teat research. Another 229 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1597, 1381, 1424, 1432, 1490, 1492, 1531, 1567, 1626, 1666, 1652, 1715, 1692, 1652, 1715 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Teat History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 117 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Teat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Teat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
When these Boernician-Scottish settlers arrived in North America they brought little with them and often had restart their lives from scratch. Through time, much of their heritage was lost, and it is only this century through Clan societies and highland games that many have recovered their national heritage. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Teat family to immigrate North America:
Teat Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Teat Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Teat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Teat 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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