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Turton Family History

Turton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Turnton, a place in Lancashire named from the Old Norse personal name þórr (see Thor) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The surname is now as common in the Midlands as it is in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

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

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Name Distribution of Turton Families

  • Number of Turton families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Turton families
     638 - 1,274
     213 - 637
     1 - 212
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Turton families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Turton Family Origin

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Turton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Turton

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Turton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Turton Civil War Service Records

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