Tessler Family History
Tessler Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish tesler ‘carpenter’. Compare Tesler . German: variant of Teschner . English: Middle English teselere an agent derivative of tesel ‘teasel’ (Old English tǣsel) hence an occupational name for someone who used dried teasel heads (a type of thistle) to finish cloth or to card wool prior to spinning. This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press