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Testani Early Origins



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

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Testani Spelling Variations


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Testani 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.

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Testani Early History


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Testani Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Testani research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1611 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Testani History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Testani Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Testani Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Testani Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Testani (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Testani (post 1700)



  • Danny Testani, American animator, known for his work on Avatar (2009), 9 (2009) and Alone in the Dark (2005)

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Testani Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Testani Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Testani 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 May 2016 at 19:48.

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