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Early Origins of the Testerman family

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.

Early History of the Testerman family

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Testerman Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Testerman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Testerman family to the New World and Oceana

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..

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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