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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Teem

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Teem
  1. To pour; -- commonly followed by out; as, to teem out ale.(Obs. or Prov. Eng)
  2. [Steel Manuf] To pour, as steel, from a melting pot; to fill, as a mold, with molten metal.

Etymology: Icel. tæma to empty, from tōmr empty; akin to Dan. tömme to empty, Sw. tömma. See Toom to empty

verb Teem
To think fit.

Etymology: See Tame (a.), and cf. Beteem

verb Teem
  1. To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply."If she must teem, Create her child of spleen." [Shak.]
  2. To be full, or ready to bring forth; to be stocked to overflowing; to be prolific; to abound."His mind teeming with schemes of future deceit to cover former villainy." [Sir W. Scott.]"The young, brimful of the hopes and feeling which teem in our time." [F. Harrison.]

Etymology: OE. temen, AS. tēman t�man, from teám. See Team

verb Teem
To produce; to bring forth.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Move in large numbers
  2. Be teeming, be abuzz ("The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen")

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Popularity of Teem as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Teem U.S.
  White 95.66% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Teem

People with the last name Teem are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Teem

  • How Popular is the name Teem? As a last name Teem was the 46,219th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Teem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Teem is Tuesday, March 4th, 1913.
  • How unique is the name Teem? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Teem. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Teem: Your name in reverse order is Meet. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eetm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Teem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 461 people with the last name Teem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Teem? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Teem as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Teems Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Teem born Feb 7, 1996

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).