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Q: Nationality of Surname ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Nationality of Surname
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: mat1898-ga
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Posted: 10 May 2004 15:48 PDT
Expires: 09 Jun 2004 15:48 PDT
Question ID: 344319
What nationality is the surname Telliga  ?
Subject: Re: Nationality of Surname
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 11 May 2004 12:54 PDT
Hello mat1898-ga,

The name Telliga -- as you spelled it, with two L's -- appears very
infrequently as a surname, and is almost certainly a variant spelling
of more common surnames such as Teliga or Taliga.

For instance, a Google search on [ Telliga ] returns only 59 results:


whereas a similar search on [ Teliga ] produces 1,890 results:


and a search on [ Taliga ] produces over 4,000 hits:


Similar searches of genealogical databases produce similar results --
Telliga is very rare, or even non-existent.  A national phone book
search on the name at Superpages:

turned up only four listings for the entire U.S. 

However, close variants to the name are much more common.  

Most of the variant spellings of this name are largely Eastern
European in origin, with roots in Hungary, as well as Russia, Germany,
Austria and elsewhere in Eastern Europe.

For instance, a search of the immigration database at Ellis Island at:

for the name Telliga produces the following message:

"No records in the archive match the name  Telliga"

However, the database also offers information on variant spellings and
similar-sounding names that include the following:

 Name of Passenger / Residence / Arrived  / Age on Arrival  

[ Teliga ]
Ferrink Teliga    Miskolcz    1900  42     
Istvan Teliga    Illadia    1907  22     
Martin Teliga    F. Lehotka, Hungary    1907  19     
Pawel Teliga    Kobylane, Russia    1913  42     
Stanislaw Teliga    Rislin, Russia    1912  28     
Wladislau Teliga    Hekow    1898  28     
Wojeiech Teliga    Zuzawicka, Austria    1912  35     

[ Taliga ]
Andras Taliga    Boldva, Hungary    1908  43      
Anna Taliga    Haborka, Hungary    1912  30     
Carl Taliga    Krasno...    1902  39       
Eszter Taliga    Budapest, Hungary    1907  28      
Janos Taliga    Telsohamor, Hungary    1909  42     
Janos Taliga    Sajckaza    1907  26       
Meikaly Taliga    Alsodios, Hungary    1909  33     
Mihaly Taliga    Alsodios    1905  29     
Mihaly Taliga    Nyirvasvari    1903  20      
Szuszanna Taliga    Kurityan, Hungary    1909  25       
Zsuzsa Taliga    Kurityan, Hungary    1909  2     
Anna Telica    Ranjstl    1900  23     

[ Telica ]

Osti Telica    Scurelle. Tisolo, Austria    1912  20      
Wazyl Telica    Pochudzie, Russia    1913  30     

[Tellega ]

Elisabeth Tellega    Lubeck    1894  2     
Johanne Tellega    Lubeck    1894  37     
Lorens Tellega    Lubeck    1894  37     
Mary Tellega    Lubeck    1894  5     
Sophia Tellega    Lubeck    1894  7     

[ Telaga ]

Georg Telaga    Bucharest, Roumania    1921  26     
Iwan Telaga    Wola, Galicia (Aust.)    1909  40     
Jan Telaga    Wola Mazortiela, Austria    1912  17     
Janos Telaga    Czeko    1901  32     
Marcin Telaga    Iztebki    1902  38     
Oleksa Telaga    Wala Maz., Galicia    1913  31     
Paranka Telaga    Troscionice    1912  16     
Pawlo Telaga    US    1908  34     
Stanislaw Telaga    Iztebki    1902  26  

[ Tallaga ]

Sofia Tallaga    Hungary, Pothorn    1909  34  

As you can see, the names all originate from, roughly-speaking, the
same part of the world, and suggest very strongly that the rarely-used
surname [ Telliga ] has similar origins and is, in fact, a variant
spelling of one of these more common surnames.

So, the name Telliga may have originated from a number of countries in
this part of the world, but seems most closely linked to Hungary,
Germany and Austria.

Before rating this answer, please let me know if anything here is not
clear, or if you need any additional information.  Just post a Request
for Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you further.

Subject: Re: Nationality of Surname
From: scriptor-ga on 10 May 2004 17:34 PDT
I believe that "Telliga" is a slightly altered form of the Slavonic
surname "Teliga" which can be found in Russia, the Ukraine, Poland and
other regions of Eastern Europe. But unfortunately, I can't prove it.
Maybe one of my colleagues will be more successful...


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