Teeger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The original Gaelic form of Teeger was Mac Taidh or O Taidhg.

Early Origins of the Teeger family

The surname Teeger was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Teeger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teeger research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1583, 1493, 1589, 1772 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Teeger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Teeger Spelling Variations

Many spelling variations of the surname Teeger can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include MacTeige, McTeige, MacTigue, McTigue, MacCaig, MacCaige, McCaig, McCaige, MacKaig, McKaig, MacKeague, McKeague, McKeage, MacTague and many more.

Early Notables of the Teeger family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Teeger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Teeger family

A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Teeger name: Bernard, Charles, Edward, Hugh, Thomas and William McTague, who all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860; Andrew, Bernard, Hugh, John and William MacTeague arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name Teeger (post 1700)

  • Henry Teeger (b. 1883), chemist from South Africa

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