Tur Family History
Tur Name Meaning
Catalan: probably a topographic name from tur ‘tufa’, ‘porous limestone’. This name is very common in the Pitusses (Eivissa and Formentera) and Balearic Islands (Majorca and Minorca). Polish, Belorussian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the nickname Tur meaning ‘aurochs’, ultimately cognate with Latin taurus ‘bull’ (see Toro). The Jewish surname is generally ornamental in origin. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Tury in Belarus.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press