Teague comes from the Irish Mac Taidgh (pronounced “mac-tie-g”). This literally translates as “son of Tadhg”. This Irish name also translates into the surname “MacTeige” and “MacTigue”. Its an example of a name belonging to no one specific sept – but comes from the fact that Tadgh was a common surname in ancient Ireland – it sprang up in a number of areas when the surname system came into place after the 11th century. The name can be found chiefly in the northwest in counties Donegal and Mayo.
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Remember – at Your Irish Heritage we consider an “Irish Surname” to be one that belongs in your family. It may belong to an ancestor who lived in Ireland at one stage. We consider old Gaelic, Viking, Norman and planter names to be all Irish – if they fit this criteria.
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