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Turner family

There are 375,228 people with the Turner surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Turner surname come from:
USA
 (59%)
Great Britain
 (29%)
Canada
 (5%)
Australia
 (3%)
New Zealand
 (1%)
Ireland
 (0.7%)
South Africa
 (0.3%)
Germany
 (0.2%)
France
 (0.2%)
Mexico
 (0.1%)
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The meaning of the name Turner:
  1. 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.
  2. English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.
  3. English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).
  4. 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.
  5. Translated or Americanized form of any of various other like-meaning or like-sounding Jewish surnames.
  6. 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.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Turner:
Alice Turner   Ann Turner   Elizabeth Turner   George Turner   Hannah Turner   Henry Turner   James Turner   John Turner   Joseph Turner   Mary Turner   Nancy Turner   Samuel Turner   Sarah Turner   Thomas Turner   William Turner  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Turner:
Turner Web Site, 98 members
Turner Fekete Web Site, 81 members
Turner Web Site, 66 members
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