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Tur Surname Meaning

Catalan: probably a topographic name from tur ‘tufa’ ‘porous limestone’. This name is very common in the Pitusses (Eivissa and Formentera) and Balearic Islands (Majorca and Minorca). Polish Belorussian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the nickname Tur meaning ‘aurochs’ ultimately cognate with Latin taurus ‘bull’ (see Toro ). As a Jewish name it is generally artificial. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Tury in Belarus. Turkish: ornamental name or nickname from tur ‘young man’ or homonymous regional or archaic words meaning ‘earnings’ and ‘mountain’. The surname can also be a variant of Turan .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Turk, Zur, Turi, Bur, Turo, Bar, Tu, Thurn, Lu, Tara

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Where is the Tur family from?

You can see how Tur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tur family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Tur families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Tur families living in Norfolk. This was about 33% of all the recorded Tur's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Tur families in 1891.
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What did your Tur ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tur. 59% of Tur men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Tur women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tur were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Houseworker
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Tur. For the veterans among your Tur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tur lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Tur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Tur in 1959 was 33, and 68 in 2004.

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