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Testino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Testino family


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."

Early History of the Testino family


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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.

Early Notables of the Testino family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Testino family to the New World and Oceana


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.)

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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