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 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tester. The most common Tester occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 12% of Tester's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Tester family was Gardener.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Gardener


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tester ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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

What is the average Tester lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tester ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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