Tessler Family History
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Tessler Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish tesler ‘carpenter’. Compare Tesler. German: variant of Teschner. English: from an agent derivative of Old English t?sel ‘teasel’, hence an occupational name for someone whose job was to brush the surface of newly-woven cloth or to card wood preparatory to spinning, using the dry seed-heads of teasels (a kind of thistle).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Tesler, Tesser, Fessler, Kessler, Teller, Nessler, Bessler, Sessler