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The name Teal has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was referred to as the teal. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas, which attributed human qualities and form to gods or animals, were held about the characters of other living creatures. They were based on the creature's habits. Moreover, these associations were reflected in folk tales, mythology, and legends which portrayed animals behaving as humans. In this case the surname Teal refers to an individual who resembled a water-bird or duck in some way.

Teal Early Origins



The surname Teal was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Teal Spelling Variations


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Teal Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Teal have been found, including Teale, Teal and others.

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Teal Early History


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Teal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teal research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1192 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Teal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Teal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Teal Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Teal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Teal, or a variant listed above:

Teal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Teal settled in Maryland in 1763

Teal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Teal, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • John Teal, aged 35, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • George Teal, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Jonas Teal, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Harriet Teal, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Teal Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth E. Teal, aged 48, who emigrated to America from London, in 1903
  • Alfred Teal, aged 27, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Fred Teal, aged 50, who settled in America from Halifax, in 1903
  • Danis Teal, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Keighley, in 1904
  • Charles Teal, aged 24, who settled in America from Leeds, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Teal Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Teal arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858
  • Martha Teal arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Teal (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Teal (post 1700)



  • Jefferson Bradley Teal (b. 1960), retired American professional ice hockey forward
  • Willie Teal (b. 1957), former American football cornerback
  • Larry Teal (1905-1984), considered by many to be the father of American Saxophone
  • Ray Teal (1902-1976), American actor who appeared in more than 340 movies and television programs, best known for his role was as Sheriff Roy Coffee on NBC's western series Bonanza (1960-1972)
  • Gordon Kidd Teal (1907-2003), American physical scientist most remembered for developing the first silicon transistor
  • Clare Teal (b. 1973), English jazz singer
  • Alan Leslie "Skip" Teal (1933-2006), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey centre who played in one game for the Boston Bruins during the 1954-1955 season
  • Victor "Skeeter" Teal (b. 1949), retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger

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Motto


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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: Fideliter
Motto Translation: Faithfully.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Teal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Teal 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 July 2016 at 23:23.

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