Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 2 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way, but currently in some countries only.
Contact: Mr Stephen Daglish
The Teece one-name study was first registered with the Guild by Brian Victor Teece (Guild member 909).
Brian passed away in February 2019. He had been a member of the Guild since 1986 and in his will he left a bequest to the Guild of One-Name Studies to maintain and continue research into the Teece name.
The Guild Committee agreed to allow the Teece study to be re-registered in memory of Brian, to preserve his research and to build on this.
I am acting as the first caretaker of this project and will take on the task of the initial set up. This includes a website that will feature Brian's work in a searchable database: see link above. This may be useful to those interested in the family history of Teece familes.
If you have information about Teece families, or would be interested in helping with the project, please do let me know.
More updates will appear as the project moves forward.
Variants include Teese, Tease and Tees.
The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland (Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure) shows:
English: relationship name from the Middle English (Old French) female personal name Ti(e)ce or *Tece . It was a Norman borrowing of Continental Germanic Ti(e)ts(i)a , Tetsia , pet forms of various Continental Germanic names in Theud- .
Oxford University Press, 2016.
The name is most frequently found in England in the counties of Shropshire and Staffordshire, with significant migration to other parts of the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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