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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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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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