Origins Available: German
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.
Early Origins of the Teeger family
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.
Early History of the Teeger family
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Teeger Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Teege, Teegen, Tegger, Teeger, Tigner, Tegener, Tegen, Tiganer, Digner and many more.
Early Notables of the Teeger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Teeger family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Teeger (post 1700)
- Henry Teeger (b. 1883), chemist from South Africa