Testoni Surname History

Early Origins of the Testoni family

The surname Testoni was first found in Italy. Bearers of Testoni 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."

Important Dates for the Testoni family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Testoni research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1611 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Testoni History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Testoni Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Testa, Testi, Testini, Testino, Testoni, Testone, Testai, Testaj, Testani, Testabruna, Testadiferro, Testagrossa, Testaquadra and many more.

Early Notables of the Testoni family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Testoni family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Testoni (post 1700)

    Historic Events for the Testoni family

    RMS Titanic
    • Signore Ercole Testoni (d. 1912), aged 23, English Asst. Glass Man from London, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [1]

    Citations

    1. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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