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Turney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from places in northern France called Tournai (Orne), Tournay (Calvados), or Tourny (Eure), all named with the pre-Roman personal name Turnus (probably meaning ‘height’, ‘eminence’) + the locative suffix -acum.

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


Similar surnames: Torney, Burney, Turner, Gurney, Tawney, Curley, Furney, Turvey

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Turney Family Origin

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Turney Family Occupations

What did your Turney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Turney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Turney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Turney family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turney.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

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Turney Historical Records

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Turney Life Expectancy

What is the average Turney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Turney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Turney in 1944 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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