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Where did the Italian Testadiferro family come from? What is the Italian Testadiferro family crest and coat of arms? When did the Testadiferro family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Testadiferro family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Testa, Testi, Testini, Testino, Testoni, Testone, Testai, Testaj, Testani, Testabruna, Testadiferro, Testagrossa, Testaquadra and many more.
First found in Italy. Bearers of Testadiferro have been found in almost every part of Italy, but in Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany in particular. The spelling variations of the name which end in "i" are mostly from the north, while those that end in "o" are mostly from the south. The name comes from the Old French word "teste," meaning "head." The name probably began as a nickname for someone with an unusually large or oddly-shaped head. There are many compound names similar to this name, such as "Testagrossa," meaning "big head."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Testadiferro research. Another 262 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1611 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Testadiferro History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Testadiferro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Vincenzo and Stefano Testa, who arrived in North America onboard the Orsola in 1882 and Lorenzo Testieri, who arrived in 1893 on the SS Alessia.
The Testadiferro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Testadiferro Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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