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Teig Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a baker from Middle High German teic German Teig Yiddish teyg ‘dough’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of the three farmsteads so named from Old Norse teigr ‘strip of land’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Feig, Stein, Steig, Lein, Wein, Heid, Reil, Selig, Heit, Thein

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Where is the Teig family from?

You can see how Teig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Teig family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Teig families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Teig families living in Wisconsin. This was about 30% of all the recorded Teig's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Teig families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Teig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Teig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Teig. 38% of Teig men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Teig women worked as a Saleslady. .

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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

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farm Hand
    13%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Teig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Teig 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 440 immigration records available for the last name Teig. 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 377 military records available for the last name Teig. For the veterans among your Teig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Teig lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Teig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Teig in 1963 was 64, and 80 in 2004.

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