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Teegan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The many generations and branches of the Teegan family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a deacon, an officer in the church. The occupation appears in the Old French as diacne, in Old English as diacon or deacon, and in Old English as deakne. Alternatively, the name could have been derived "from the name of an ancestor as in 'the son of David.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early Origins of the Teegan family


The surname Teegan was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Teegan family


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Teegan Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Teegan were recorded, including Deakin, Deacon, Deakan, Deakins, Dekne, Diakne and many more.

Early Notables of the Teegan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Teegan family to Ireland


Some of the Teegan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Teegan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Teegan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Teegan, aged 12, a child, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "China" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) China 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/china1852.shtml
  • Patrick Teegan, aged 10, a child, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "China" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/china1852.shtml
  • William Teegan, aged 8, a child, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "China" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/china1852.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Teegan (post 1700)


  • Evelyn Irene Hoopes Teegan (b. 1931), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Fiji, 1989-93; Tonga, 1989-93; Tuvalu, 1989-93; Kiribati, 1989-93

The Teegan 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: In utrumque utroque paratus
Motto Translation: Prepared for both.


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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/china1852.shtml


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