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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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Labourer

    12%
  • Farmer Son

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

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Turney Historical Records

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Turney Life Expectancy

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