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The German surname Teschen is believed by etymologists to have formed independent from various sources. In some instances, the surname was of toponymic origin, from the place named Teschen in Schlesien and East Prussia. The surname was likely also derived from the German word "tasche," meaning "an overhang, angle and corner," and would have been originally born by someone living near such a geographic feature. Alternatively, Teschen was of occupational origin, from the German word "tasche" meaning "purse," and thus referring to a maker of purses. There was also a Slavic personal name Tesmar, which may have given rise to Teschen as a patronymic name.

Teschen Early Origins



The surname Teschen was first found in East Prussia.

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Teschen Spelling Variations


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Teschen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tesh, Tesch, Tesche, Teschen, Teschke, Teschner, Teschemaker and many more.

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Teschen Early History


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Teschen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teschen research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1289, 1329, 1463, 1742 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Teschen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Teschen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Teschen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Teschen 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: Adam Tesch, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1752; Andreas Tesch, who was a Hessian soldier in the American revolution, Anna Tesch, who arrived at Galveston, Texas in 1850.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Teschen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Teschen 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 26 November 2013 at 16:00.

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