Turney Family History
Turney Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin):: habitational name from any of the places in northern France called Tournai-sur-Dive (Orne) Tournay-sur-Odon (Calvados) or Tourny (Eure) or occasionally from Tournai in Hainaut (Belgium). perhaps occasionally an occupational name from Middle English tournei turnai ‘lawyer’ (Anglo-Norman French tourné) or a nickname from Middle English tournei(en) ‘(to) joust take part in a tournament’ (Old French torneier). Compare Turner .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022