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The origins of the Tearle surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was 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 Tearle refers to an individual who resembled a water-bird or duck in some way.

Tearle Early Origins



The surname Tearle 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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Tearle Spelling Variations


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Tearle Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Tearle has been recorded under many different variations, including Teale, Teal and others.

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Tearle Early History


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Tearle Early History



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

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Tearle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tearle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tearle 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tearle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Tearle, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Charles Tearle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tearle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tearle (post 1700)



  • Conway Tearle (1878-1938), American stage actor who performed in silent and early sound films
  • Sir Godfrey Seymour Tearle (1884-1953), American-born, British actor who typically portrayed the quintessential Englishman on stage and film

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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. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. 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.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Tearle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tearle 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 22 May 2016 at 15:18.

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