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Tegge Name Meaning

from Middle Low German tege ‘tithe’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who collected tithes. from a Germanic personal name (see Tack).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hegge, Bagge, Feige, Tagge, Welge, Tatge, Tuggle, Temme, Egge, Wege

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Where is the Tegge family from?

You can see how Tegge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tegge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Tegge families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Tegge families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Tegge's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tegge families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tegge surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tegge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tegge. 22% of Tegge men worked as a Clerk and 25% of Tegge women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tegge were Machinist and Seamstress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tegge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tegge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 600 immigration records available for the last name Tegge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 573 military records available for the last name Tegge. For the veterans among your Tegge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tegge lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Tegge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tegge in 1959 was 61, and 64 in 2004.

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