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The surname of TEXTER is a French and Portugese occupational name for a weaver or for someone in charge of the cloth. The name also meant one who was the inspector who was required to stamp his approval on cloth. Many crafts were required regarding cloth and wool, first from the shearing of sheep to the finished article. The occupation of the officer whose duty it was to inspect all cloths for proper quality and length and attach his seal of approval, was an unpopular official. It was known in the Middle Ages that such a person could be mobbed and mortally wounded, should his sanction not be given. The name was derived from the Old French TISSIER, and rendered in medieval documents in the Latin form TEXARIUS (to weave). Other spellings of the name include TEIXEIRA, TEISSIER, TEYSSIER, TIXIER, LETESSIER, TEISSAIRE, TEISSEIRE, TEYSSEYRE, TESATOR and TISSOT, to name but a few. French, or rather Norman French, was the language of the aristocracy and the upper classes in England at the time fixed surnames were being developed, it is therefore not surprising that many of our well-known family names are derived from French words. Originally only Christian or personal names were used, and although a few came into being during the 10th century, surnames were not widely used until much later, when people began to realize the prestige of having a second name. Portugese surnames share many of the features of Spanish surnames, in particular Arabic and Visigothic influence. A notable feature of Portugese surnames is the class of religious names referring to festivals of the church or attributes of the Virgin Mary. One respect in which Portugese names differ from those of the rest of the Iberian peninsular, is that some were adopted at a comparatively late date and honour saints who did not give rise to surnames in other languages. Portugese names typically have the ending 'eiro'. Pedro TEIXERIA (circa.1575-1640) was the Portugese soldier. In 1614 he fought against the French in Brazil. He helped to found Para in 1615, of which he was governor in 1620 and 1640. He led an important expedition up the Amazon (1637-39) and across the mountains to Quito by the same route.

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Last Updated: Dec. 1st, 2021

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