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Turnbull Name Meaning

Northern English (chiefly Northumbrian) and Scottish: variant, altered by folk etymology, of Trumble, on theory that it denoted a nickname for a man thought to be strong and brave enough to turn back a charging bull, from Middle English turn(en) ‘to turn’ + bul(l)e ‘bull’.

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


Similar surnames: Turner, Burrell, Trull, Trumbull, Burnell, Durell, Dunwell, Durnell

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Turnbull Family Origin

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Turnbull Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Turnbull family was Laborer. The most common Turnbull occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Turnbull's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turnbull.

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Turnbull Life Expectancy

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