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Testino Early Origins



The surname Testino was first found in Italy. Bearers of Testino 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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Testino Spelling Variations


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Testino 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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Testino Early History


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Testino Early History



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

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Testino Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Testino Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Testino 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:

Testino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Teresa Testino, aged 4, who arrived in America, in 1896

Testino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Caterina Testino, aged 7, who arrived in America from Davagua, Italy, in 1908
  • G. B. Testino, aged 14, who arrived in America from Davagna, Italy, in 1908
  • Giobatto Testino, aged 14, who arrived in America from Davagua, Italy, in 1908
  • Luigi Testino, aged 12, who arrived in America from Davagna, Italy, in 1908
  • Luigia Testino, aged 3, who arrived in America from Davagua, Italy, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Testino (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Testino (post 1700)



  • Mario Testino OBE (b. 1954), Peruvian fashion photographer; he was chosen by Diana, Princess of Wales, for her Vanity Fair photoshoot in 1997 and has been regularly employed by the British royal family ever since

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Testino Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    11. ...

    The Testino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Testino 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 9 April 2014 at 09:21.

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