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Turner

What does the name Turner mean?

The surname Turner was given to those who made small items from bone, wood or metal. The name has its origins in the twelfth century and appears in historic records of Leicestershire and Staffordshire. One of the families that travelled on the Mayflower from Plymouth to America in 1620 was named Turner. Famous Turners include rock legends Ike and Tina Turner, landscape painter J M W Turner, and Hollywood actress Lana Turner.

The earliest occurrence of the Turner surname in our family history documents is from 1420, and we currently have 4,129,403 records where Turner appears.

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