Tease History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tease family

The surname Tease was first found in Nottingham where they were known as the Barons Tyes and even before the Conquest were a family great significance in that shire and in the county of Rutland.

However, one of the first records of the name was found much further to the south at Mousehole in Cornwall. "This place, which is also called Port Enys, is situated on the western shore of Mount's bay in the English Channel; and though at present only a large fishing-village, was formerly of considerable importance. In 1293, Henry de Tyes obtained for it the grant of a market on Tuesday, to which was afterwards added a fair on the festival of St. Barnabas." [1]

In the reign of Edward I. the manor of Alwarton in the parish of Madern, Cornwall belonged to the baronial family of Tyes, from whom it passed by female heirs successively to the Lisles and Berkeleys. [2]

Over in the town of Penzance, "a fort was built by one of the family of Tyes, in whose manor of Alwarton the town now stands. It was one of this family who obtained a market for Mousehole in the reign of Edward I. Yet the existence of this fort is only known from the name of its site, and from the aspect of the site itself. So early as 1292 a market was procured for it by Henry de Tyes; this was then held on Tuesdays, and to this was added a fair for three days, held on the festival of St. Barnabas." [2]

Early History of the Tease family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tease research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 1313, 1321, 1342, 1350, 1324, 1505, 1572, 1620 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Tease History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tease Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tye, Tee, Tyes, Tigh and others.

Early Notables of the Tease family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1572), an English composer and organist; and Robert Tighe (died 1620), an English cleric and linguist, Archdeacon of...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tease Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Tease family to Ireland

Some of the Tease family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Tease migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tease Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Tease, aged 28, who landed in Maine in 1812 [3]
  • Miss M Tease, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  3. ^ 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)


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