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The roots of the ancient and distinguished German surname Tigner lie in the northern region of Schleswig-Holstein. The name is probably derived from the Low German word "teget," meaning "tenth," or in this case "tithe," the ten percent tax paid by peasants to the Church or to a feudal landlord. It is likely that the progenitor of the name was one who collected this tax from the peasants.

Tigner Early Origins



The surname Tigner was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the surname is thought to have emerged. The young Tigner family was instrumental during this period, playing a major role in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval society in Schleswig-Holstein.

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Tigner Spelling Variations


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Tigner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Teege, Teegen, Tegger, Teeger, Tigner, Tegener, Tegen, Tiganer, Digner and many more.

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Tigner Early History


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Tigner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tigner research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1477, and 1585 are included under the topic Early Tigner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tigner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tigner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tigner 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: Caspar Tegen, who came to Philadelphia in 1816; Henry Tige, who arrived in Baltimore in 1831; Marsow Teegn, who sailed from Hamburg to New York in 1850.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tigner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tigner (post 1700)



  • Frank Tigner, American politician, Mayor of La Grange, Georgia, 1952-56

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Tigner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tigner 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 2 February 2016 at 09:01.

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