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Where did the English Teyas family come from? What is the English Teyas family crest and coat of arms? When did the Teyas family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Teyas family history?The ancestors of the Teyas family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Teyas is based on the Old French given name Tieis.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Teyas include Tey, Tay, Teyas, They, Toye, Teye and others.
First found in Essex where they held a family seat from early times as Lords of the manor of Tey, after the Norman Conquest in 1066, and were granted the lands by King William after the Battle of Hastings. They were descended from the Norman French De Toye.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teyas research. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) covering the year 1378 is included under the topic Early Teyas History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Teyass to arrive on North American shores: George Tay and his wife settled in Philadelphia in 1764; D. and S. Tay arrived in San Francisco in 1853; Catherine Teye settled in Virginia in 1651; John Tey settled in Philadelphia in 1748..
The Teyas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Teyas 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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