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Turan Family History

Turan Surname Meaning

Turkish: ornamental name from Turan the name of a region of Central Asia which represents an ideal land where all Turks live. Slovak: habitational name for someone from a village named Turá.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Turay, Turano, Turman, Thran, Turco, Turek, Turk, Duray, Murai, Buren

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Where is the Turan family from?

You can see how Turan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Turan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Turan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Turan families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 44% of all the recorded Turan's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Turan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Turan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Turan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Turan. 43% of Turan men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Turan women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Turan were Farmer and Housekeeper. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Truck Driver
    19%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Turan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 598 immigration records available for the last name Turan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 458 military records available for the last name Turan. For the veterans among your Turan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Turan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Turan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Turan in 1963 was 71, and 73 in 2004.

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