The surname Tess was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Important Dates for the Tess family
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Tess Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tess, Tes, Tesse, Tese, Tesses, Tessee, Teses, Tease, Teese, Teess and many more.
Early Notables of the Tess family (pre 1700)
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Tess migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Tess Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Tess Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Lewis Tess, aged 50, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1779 
Contemporary Notables of the name Tess (post 1700)
Tess Carlson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1932, 1948; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1956 
Tess Banion, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 2008 
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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