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Testerman Early Origins



The surname Testerman 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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Testerman Spelling Variations


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Testerman Spelling Variations



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

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Testerman Early History


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Testerman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Testerman 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 Testerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Testerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Testerman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Testerman 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: John Peter Tetard, who came to New York city in 1762; John Testart, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1795; as well as Ernest Testard, who arrived in New York city in 1831..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Testerman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Testerman (post 1700)



  • Donald Ray Testerman (b. 1952), former professional American NFL football player
  • Ben Testerman (b. 1962), American former professional tennis player
  • Kyle C. Testerman (1935-2015), American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee (1972-1975) and (1984-1987)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. 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 Testerman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Testerman 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 December 2015 at 12:50.

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