Tegger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the ancient and distinguished German surname Tegger 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 Tegger family

The surname Tegger was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the surname is thought to have emerged. The young Tegger 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 Tegger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tegger research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1477, and 1585 are included under the topic Early Tegger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tegger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Teege, Teegen, Tegger, Teeger, Tigner, Tegener, Tegen, Tiganer, Digner and many more.

Early Notables of the Tegger family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Tegger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Tegger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tegger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Tegger, who arrived in Maryland in 1659 [1]


  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)


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