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Tester Early Origins



The surname Tester was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire. The family were from Cosquer in Brittany.

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Tester Spelling Variations


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Tester Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Testerd, Testart, Testar, Tester, Testard and others.

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Tester Early History


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Tester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tester research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1135, 1172, 1230, 1273, 1379, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Tester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tester Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tester 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 were:

Tester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Tester, who arrived in New York in 1842 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Tester Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emily Tester, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm
  • John Tester, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm
  • George Tester, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Adelaide" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ADELAIDE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/adelaide1852.shtml

Tester Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Laurettam Tester, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • Lillian Emily Tester, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • Edith C. Tester, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tester (post 1700)



  • William Tester (b. 1960), American short story writer and novelist
  • Ruth Tester (1903-1993), American singer and dancer in Broadway musicals of the 1920s and 1930s
  • Jon Tester (b. 1956), American junior Senator for Montana
  • Lewis "Scan" Tester (1886-1972), English folk and English country musician
  • Desmond Tester (1919-2002), English and Australian film actor and television actor, host and executive
  • Ralph P. Tester, British administrator at Bletchley Park, the British codebreaking station during World War II

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ADELAIDE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/adelaide1852.shtml

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Tester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tester 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 14 February 2017 at 19:09.

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