Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. teng-NER
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Contributor Contrib.Beautiful Victory on 10/13/2017
Derived from the name of Tegnaby parish in Småland, Sweden. The name was originally spelled Tegnérus, but was later shortened to Tegnér. Notable bearers include Alice Tegnér (1864-1943), composer of many Swedish hymns and children's songs, and Esaias Tegnér (1782-1846), bishop and writer.