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

Similar surnames: Pester, Wester, Bester, Nester, Vester, Tesser, Hester, Ester, Rester

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Tester Family Origin

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Tester Family Occupations

What did your Tester ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Tester. 11% of Tester men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Tester women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tester were Incapacitated and Household Duties (unpaid)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties (unpaid)

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Tester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tester 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tester. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Tester. For the veterans among your Tester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tester Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Tester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Tester in 1944 was 21, and 68 in 2004.

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