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 Family Origin

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Testa Family Occupations

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  • Captain Salvation Army

    50%
  • Lodging House Keeper

    50%

In 1881, the most common Testa occupation in the UK was Captain Salvation Army. 50% of Testa's were Captain Salvation Armys. Captain Salvation Army and Lodging House Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Testa.

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Testa Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Testa

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