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The roots of the ancient and distinguished German surname Teege lie in the northern region of Schleswig-Holstein. The name is probably derived from the Low German word "teget," meaning "tenth," or in this case "tithe," the ten percent tax paid by peasants to the Church or to a feudal landlord. It is likely that the progenitor of the name was one who collected this tax from the peasants.

Teege Early Origins



The surname Teege was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the surname is thought to have emerged. The young Teege family was instrumental during this period, playing a major role in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval society in Schleswig-Holstein.

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Teege Spelling Variations


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Teege Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Teege, Teegen, Tegger, Teeger, Tigner, Tegener, Tegen, Tiganer, Digner and many more.

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Teege Early History


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Teege Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teege research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1477, and 1585 are included under the topic Early Teege History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Teege Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Teege Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Teege 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 or some of its variants were: Caspar Tegen, who came to Philadelphia in 1816; Henry Tige, who arrived in Baltimore in 1831; Marsow Teegn, who sailed from Hamburg to New York in 1850.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Teege (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Teege (post 1700)



  • Joachim Teege (b. 1925), well-known actor

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Teege Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Teege Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Teege 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.

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