The surname Teems was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Gelderland, (Guelders) an ancient province surrounding the town of Gelder. To the south of Friesland this province was originally in two parts north and south of the Rhine. In addition, the province is sub-divided into four towns, or quarters, Nijmegan, Arnhem, Zutphen and Roermond, each having unique rights and customs. Apeldoorn is a city of note. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
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of this family name include: Thiem, Thieme, van Thieme, van Thiem, Teem, Teeme, Tieme, Theim and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anderas Thiem, who came to Pennsylvania in 1753; Thomas Tiem, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754; Auguste Thieme, who arrived in Texas in 1846; Gottheil Thieman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847.