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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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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.

    This page was last modified on 16 March 2010 at 08:12.

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