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Origins of the Turnbull surname

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About the Turnbulls

We have a total number of 127096 records for people with the last name Turnbull.

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Alternative variations of the name Turnbull

Turnbull, Turnbul, Turnbill, Tarnbull, Turnble

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Where do most Turnbulls live?

In 1921, most Turnbulls lived in North East.


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Interesting facts about Turnbulls

How common is your surname?

435th most common surname in the UK

We have 106,000 records for the Turnbull surname. The oldest one dates back to 1558.

Who were Turnbulls most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Scotts

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What are the most common Turnbull first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Turnbulls

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Turnbulls in 1921
Dressmaker

560

Housekeeper

280

Domestic Servant

267

Annuitant

212

Living On Own Means

206

Common Male occupations for Turnbulls in 1921
Coal Miner

939

Joiner

460

Farmer

448

Shepherd

347

Blacksmith

330

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