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TURNER - Name Meaning & Origin



An English occupational name, meaning "one who works with a lathe." Originally from Old French.

Turner is the 49th most popular surname in the United States and the 27th most common surname in England.

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Genealogy Resources for the Surname TURNER:

100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their Meanings
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Turner Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - TURNER Genealogy
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TURNER Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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Cousin Connect - TURNER Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - TURNER Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Turner.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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