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Early Origins of the Teeling family

The surname Teeling was first found in Coupar Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later they held a family seat at Cupar-Angus when John Teyln was at a tenant under the abbot in 1456. He was later a tenant of Ballgrco in 1457.

Early History of the Teeling family

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Teeling Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tealing, Telin, Teylin, Telyng, Teyling, Teeling, Teelin, Tealin and many more.

Early Notables of the Teeling family

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was

  • the Teeling family of Tyrone

United States Teeling migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Teeling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Francis Teeling, who landed in Virginia in 1655 1
Teeling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Teeling, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817 1

Australia Teeling migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Teeling Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr.Matthew Teeling, (b. 1788), aged 31, Irish labourer who was convicted in Dublin, Ireland for life for highway robbery, transported aboard the "Bencoolen" on 24th April 1819, arriving in New South Wales, Australia before being transferred to Tasmania via the "Admiral Cockburn", he died in 1846 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Teeling (post 1700) +

  • Bartholomew Teeling (1774-1798), United Irishman, the eldest son of Luke Teeling, a descendant of an old Anglo-Norman family long settled in co. Meath

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Charles Madison Teeling, American Chief Printer-Permanent from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 3

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th October 2020). Retrieved from
  3. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook