Last name: TESTER

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All you have to know about the last name TESTER

Last name frequency

TESTER : This last name is indexed 23,526 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

TESTER : 1: English (southeastern): nickname from Old French testard a pejorative derivative of teste ‘head’ for a know-all or someone with a big head (see Testa).2: 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.3: German: metonymic occupational name for a silver smelter from Bavarian test ‘furnace for refining silver’.

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