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The original Gaelic form of Teague was Mac Taidh or O Taidhg.
The surname Teague 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.
A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Teague include MacTeige, McTeige, MacTigue, McTigue, MacCaig, MacCaige, McCaig, McCaige, MacKaig, McKaig, MacKeague, McKeague, McKeage, MacTague and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teague research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1583, 1493, 1589, 1772 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Teague History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Teague Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Teague to North America:
Teague Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Dennis Teague, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
- Flanny Teague, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
- Geo Teague, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
- Jno Teague, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
- Gabriel Teague, who landed in Maryland in 1679
Teague Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Teague, who landed in Virginia in 1706
- Eliza Teague, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712
Teague Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Martin Teague, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860
Teague Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Teague, English convict from Cornwall, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- Christina Teague arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
- Thomas Teague arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
- Christina Teague, aged Thomas, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
- Mary Ann Teague arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
Teague Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- C Teague landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
- Samuel Teague, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
- William Teague, aged 27, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
- Joseph Teague, aged 34, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
- Eliza Teague, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
- Fred Everette "Trey" Teague (b. 1974), former American football center
- Olin Earl "Tiger" Teague (1910-1981), American World War II veteran and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1946-1978); he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery
- Matthew Nathaniel Teague (b. 1958), former American football linebacker who played one season with the Atlanta Falcons in 1981 and then moved to the CFL where he played for Ottawa Rough Riders (1982), Toronto Argonauts (1983) and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1984)
- Marshall R. Teague (b. 1953), American film and television actor, best known for his role in the 1989 cult movie Road House
- Marquis Devante Teague (b. 1993), American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Blue
- Marshall Teague (1921-1959), American race car driver
- R. "Rudolph" Lewis Teague (1917-1978), renowned American painter, youngest son of Walter Dorwin Teague
- Jeff Teague, American record producer, music executive, musician and songwriter
- Jeffrey Demarco "Jeff" Teague (b. 1988), American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks
- Richard A. "Dick" Teague (1923-1991), American automobile designer for American Motors Corporation (AMC) where he designed the Gremlin, AMX, Pacer and the Jeep Cherokee XJ, Automotive Industries Man of the Year
- History and Genealogy on Teague Pioneers of Christian County, Kentucky by Agnes Teague.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Summum nec metuam diem nec optem
Motto Translation: May I neither dread nor desire the last day.
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- Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
- Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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- Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
The Teague Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Teague 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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