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Where did the German Teschke family come from? What is the German Teschke family crest and coat of arms? When did the Teschke family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Teschke family history?

The German surname Teschke 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, Teschke 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 Teschke as a patronymic name.

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

First found in East Prussia.


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

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Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Teschke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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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The Teschke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Teschke 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.

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