Teague History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Teague family

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.

Early History of the Teague family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teague research. Another 95 words (7 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Teague Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Teague family (pre 1700)

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United States Teague migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Flanny Teague, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]
  • Geo Teague, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • John Teague, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]
  • Gabriel Teague, who landed in Maryland in 1679 [1]
Teague Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Teague, who landed in Virginia in 1706 [1]
  • Eliza Teague, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712 [1]
Teague Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Teague, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860 [1]

Canada Teague migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Teague Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Anthony Teague who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Royal Adelaide" departing 9th June 1847 from Killala, Ireland; the ship arrived on 9th August 1847 but he died on board [2]
  • Miss. Bridget Teague, aged 4 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "John Bolton" departing 13th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • Mr. James Teague, aged 43 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing 11th July 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th August 1847 but he died on board [2]
  • Miss. Mary Teague, aged 12 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "John Bolton" departing 13th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • Mr. Rodger Teague, aged 2 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Washington" departing 9th July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 26th August 1847 but he died on board [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Teague migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Teague Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Cornelius Teague (b. 1742), aged 41, Cornish settler convicted in Bodmin, Cornwall, UK on 25th July 1785, sentenced for 7 years for stealing 90 gallons of cider, transported aboard the ship "Scarborough" on 13th May 1787 to New South Wales, Australia [3]
Teague Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Teague(b. 1804), aged 19, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 13th October 1823, sentenced for 7 years for stealing 10 gallons of wheat and other items, transported aboard the ship "Asia" on 22nd October 1824 to New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Thomas Teague, English convict from Cornwall, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Mr. Richard Teague(b. 1812), aged 17, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 24th March 1829, sentenced for 7 years for stealing money from Phillis Body at Hale Copper House, transported aboard the ship "York" on 30th April 1829 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Richard Teague, (b. 1812), aged 17 born in Redruth, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 24th March 1829, sentenced for 7 years for stealing money, transported aboard the ship "York" on 1829 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [5]
  • Mr. Edward Teague, (b. 1802), aged 42, Cornish labourer departing from London in January 1844 aboard the ship "Sea Queen" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 15th April 1844 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Teague migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Teague Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • C Teague, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • Samuel Teague, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Mr. Samuel Teague, (b. 1815), aged 25, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Slains Castle" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 25th January 1841 [7]
  • Mr. Walter Teague, (b. 1849), aged 24, Cornish quarryman departing on 13th May 1873 aboard the ship "Mary Shepherd" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 20th August 1873 [8]
  • Mrs. Caroline Teague, (b. 1849), aged 24, Cornish settler departing on 13th May 1873 aboard the ship "Mary Shepherd" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 20th August 1873 [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Teague (post 1700) +

  • Willie L. Teague, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1980
  • Woodrow Teague, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964
  • William Teague, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972
  • V. Teague, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Iredell County, 1852-55
  • Tommy Lee Teague Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008
  • Samuel Farris Teague (1885-1977), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 8th District, 1935
  • Randall J. Teague, American politician, Mayor of Haddon Township, New Jersey, 2009
  • Paul Teague, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972
  • Olin Earl Teague (1910-1981), American Democrat politician, Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 1946-78; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1964
  • John Teague, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 149th District, 1992
  • ... (Another 33 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Teague Motto +

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.


Suggested Readings for the name Teague +

  • 1322 History and Genealogy on Teague Pioneers of Christian County, Kentucky by Agnes Teague.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 97)
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf


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