Turtle Family History

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Turtle Name Meaning

variant of Turkel. nickname for a mild and gentle or affectionate person, from Middle English turtel ‘turtle dove’. nickname for a crippled or deformed person, from Old French tourtel, a diminutive of tourt ‘crooked’.

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

Similar surnames: Tuttle, Purtle, Tarte, Gurley, Suttle, Gurtler, Trone, Hurrle, Hartle

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Turtle Family Origin

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Turtle Family Occupations

What did your Turtle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Turtle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Turtle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Turtle family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Laborer and Brass Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turtle.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brass Finisher

  • Brick Mason


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

Turtle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Turtle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turtle 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Turtle. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Turtle. For the veterans among your Turtle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Turtle Life Expectancy

What is the average Turtle lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Turtle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Turtle in 1963 was 73, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Turtle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Turtle 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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