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The name Theil is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who was referred to as the teal. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas, which attributed human qualities and form to gods or animals, were held about the characters of other living creatures. They were based on the creature's habits. Moreover, these associations were reflected in folk tales, mythology, and legends which portrayed animals behaving as humans. In this case the surname Theil refers to an individual who resembled a water-bird or duck in some way.

Theil Early Origins



The surname Theil was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Theil Spelling Variations


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Theil Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Theil have been found, including Teale, Teal and others.

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Theil Early History


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Theil Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Theil research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1192 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Theil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Theil Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Theil Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Theil 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Theil surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Theil Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Simon Jacob Theil, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Dewald Theil, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Jost Henrich Theil, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1769
  • Joh Christoph Theil, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773

Theil Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernd Heinr Theil, aged 32, landed in America in 1813-1820
  • Gerh Georg Theil, who arrived in America in 1835
  • Joh Heinr Alysius Theil, who arrived in America in 1847
  • Anna Theil, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1862
  • Christ Theil, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Theil Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Theil, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900

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Contemporary Notables of the name Theil (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Theil (post 1700)



  • Norman H. Theil, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Greene County, 1939
  • Anders Theil (b. 1970), Danish football manager and former player
  • Henri "Hans" Theil (1924-2000), Dutch econometrician, Professor at the Netherlands School of Economics in Rotterdam

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fideliter
Motto Translation: Faithfully.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    11. ...

    The Theil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Theil 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 22 October 2015 at 13:54.

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