Turman Family History

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Turman Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name from Middle Dutch turre, torre ‘tower’ + man ‘man’, or possibly a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a tower. Variant of German Thurmann (see Thurman).

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

Similar surnames: Thurman, Sturman, Gurman, Kurman, Tubman, Burman, Urman, Human

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Turman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Turman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Turman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Turman Family Origin

Where is the Turman family from?

Turman Family Occupations

What did your Turman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Turman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Turman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turman. A less common occupation for the Turman family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Turman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Turman Historical Records

What Turman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Turman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Turman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Turman. For the veterans among your Turman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Turman Life Expectancy

What is the average Turman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Turman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Turman in 1949 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Turman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Turman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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