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Turner Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler. English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’. English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place called Turno or Turna, in Poland and Belarus, or from the city of Tarnów (Yiddish Turne) in Poland. Translated or Americanized form of any of various other like-meaning or like-sounding Jewish surnames. South German (T(h)ürner): occupational name for a guard in a tower or a topographic name from Middle High German turn ‘tower’, or a habitational name for someone from any of various places named Thurn, for example in Austria.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Berner, Tanner, Lerner, Horner, Murner, Turney, Gunner, Turek, Tuller

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Turner Family Origin

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Turner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • School

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, the most common Turner occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Turner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Turner family was Carpenter. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turner.

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