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Test Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a refiner, from Yiddish test ‘crucible’, ‘melting pot’. English: nickname for someone with a large or otherwise remarkable head, from Old French teste ‘head’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Testa, Best, Obst, Tesh, Mest, West, Teston, Geist, Oest, Gest

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Where is the Test family from?

You can see how Test families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Test family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Test families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Test families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Test's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Test families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Test surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Test ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Test. 35% of Test men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Test women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Test were Painter and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Painter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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What Test family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Test. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Test census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 617 immigration records available for the last name Test. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Test. For the veterans among your Test ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Test lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Test life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Test in 1951 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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