Turney Family History

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Turney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from places in northern France called Tournai (Orne), Tournay (Calvados), or Tourny (Eure), all named with the pre-Roman personal name Turnus (probably meaning ‘height’, ‘eminence’) + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Similar surnames: Torney, Burney, Turner, Gurney, Tawney, Curley, Furney, Turvey

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Turney Family Origin

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Turney Family Occupations

What did your Turney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Turney family was Laborer. Farmer, Labourer and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turney. The most common Turney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Turney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer Son

  • Laborer


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

Turney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Turney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turney 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Turney. 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 Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Turney. For the veterans among your Turney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Turney Life Expectancy

What is the average Turney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Turney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Turney in 1944 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Turney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Turney 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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