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The roots of the ancient and distinguished German surname Teeger 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.

Teeger Early Origins



The surname Teeger was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the surname is thought to have emerged. The young Teeger 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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Teeger Spelling Variations


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Teeger 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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Teeger Early History


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Teeger Early History



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

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Teeger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Teeger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Teeger 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 Teeger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Teeger (post 1700)



  • Henry Teeger (b. 1883), chemist from South Africa

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Teeger Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Teeger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Teeger 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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