Tester Family History
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Tester Name Meaning
English: nickname from Old French testard, a pejorative derivative of teste ‘head’ (see Testa). German: from Latin testa ‘head’, hence a nickname for someone with a large or otherwise remarkable head, or, especially in Bavaria, a topographic name for someone who lived at one end of a village or a row of fields, from the same word. German: metonymic occupational name for a silver smelter, from Bavarian test ‘furnace for refining silver’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press