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Teggart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the name Teggart are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name comes from priest. Although the marriage of clerics in minor orders was permitted, the marriage of priests was banned during the 12th century. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac-an-t-sagairt, which means son of the priest.

Early Origins of the Teggart family

The surname Teggart was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Teggart family

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Teggart Spelling Variations

Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Teggart has been written MacTaggart, MacTagart, MacIntaggart, MacTuggart, MacToggart, MacTaggert, MacTeggart, Taggart, Tagart, Tegart, Tegert, Teggert, Teggart, Intaggart, Tuggart and many more.

Early Notables of the Teggart family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Teggart family to Ireland

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Migration of the Teggart family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Teggart:

Teggart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Teggart, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864
  • John Teggart, aged 20, who settled in America from Lisburn, in 1899

Teggart Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Teggart, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Tyrone, in 1905
  • John Teggart, aged 31, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1906
  • Lawrense Teggart, aged 40, who landed in America from Newry, Ireland, in 1907
  • Ann Teggart, aged 22, who landed in America from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1907
  • Charlotte Teggart, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Armagh Ireland, in 1907
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Contemporary Notables of the name Teggart (post 1700)

  • Frederick John Teggart (1870-1946), Irish-born, American historian
  • Neil Teggart (b. 1984), Northern Irish footballer

The Teggart Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ratione non vi
Motto Translation: By reason, not by force.

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