Testa Family History

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Testa Name Meaning

Italian: from testa ‘head’ (Late Latin testa, originally used to denote an earthenware pot); hence a nickname for someone who was exceptionally learned or intelligent or for someone who had a large or otherwise remarkable head. Galician and Portuguese: possibly a nickname from Galician and Portuguese testa ‘forehead’, ‘brow’.

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

Similar surnames: Test, Cesta, Tenuta, Festa, Best, Teston, Resta, Vespa, Costa, Nesta

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Testa Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Testa name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Testa. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Testa Family Origin

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Testa Family Occupations

What did your Testa ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Testa occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 50% of Testa's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Testa.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Testa ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Testa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Testa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Testa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Testa. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Testa. For the veterans among your Testa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Testa Life Expectancy

What is the average Testa lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Testa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Testa in 1944 was 24, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Testa ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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