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

Similar surnames: Turk, Zur, Turi, Bur, Turo, Bar, Tu, Thurn, Lu, Tara

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Tur Family Origin

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Tur Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tur. 59% of Tur men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Tur women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tur were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Houseworker
  • Maid
  • Housewife

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Tur Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Tur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Tur in 1959 was 33, and 68 in 2004.

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