Turpin Family History

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Turpin Name Meaning

English and French: from an Anglo-Norman French form of the Old Norse personal name þórfinnr, composed of the elements þórr, the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology (see Thor) + the ethnic name Finnr ‘Finn’. This may have absorbed another name, Turpius, Turpinus (from Latin turpis ‘ugly’, ‘base’), one of the self-abasing names adopted as a mark of humility by the early Christians. It was borne by the archbishop of Rheims in the Charlemagne legend.

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

Similar surnames: Turin, Turbin, Turton, Burgin, Dupin, Train, Burlin, Tarin, Arpin

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Turpin Family Origin

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Turpin Family Occupations

What did your Turpin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Turpin family was Farm Laborer. The most common Turpin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Turpin's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turpin.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Turpin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Turpin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turpin 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Turpin. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Turpin. For the veterans among your Turpin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Turpin Life Expectancy

What is the average Turpin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Turpin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Turpin in 1942 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Turpin 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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