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About the study

Most, if not all, of those bearing the surname TEDEN in England and Wales appear to be descended from just one couple - William John TEDEN and his wife Catherine MOOR, who married in 1829 in Marylebone, Middlesex, England.

Of the 193 TEDEN entries found in the England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes from 1837-2005, just two have NOT yet been attributed to descendants of this couple.

My TEDEN one-name study primarily focuses on the TEDEN family of England and Wales, however I am also interested in other TEDEN families across the world while I try to make a connection between all of them.

Name origin

Although I have not yet found the birth of my ancestor William TEDEN, research on the American TEDEN family(s) indicates an origin in Sweden.

Historical occurrences of the name

The closest we come to a 'famous' TEDEN is probably Derek Edmund Teden (1916-1940), who played rugby for England and the Barbarians in the late 1930s before his tragic death during WW2. For a full bio, see

Distribution of the name

My own TEDEN ancestors are very London/Middlesex centric, with Saint Pancras being the main centre of births, marriages and deaths in the 19th century

There is also the family which began in Ireland, before emigrating first to Lanarkshire (Scotland) and then to Rhode Island (USA)

Finally the Swedish Teden clan who seem to have arrived in New York (USA) before settling in Massachusetts (USA)


Images of all TEDEN entries in the 1841-1911 census for England & Wales Census

Full list of birth, marriage and death index listings for England & Wales 1837-2005

Images of Teden entries in US Censuses for 1920 and 1930

Sundry directory listings in UK