Tur Name 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). The Jewish surname is generally ornamental in origin. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Tury in Belarus.

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

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

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Tur Family Occupations

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In 1939, Shop Assist Grocers was the top reported job for people in the UK named Tur.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Shop Assist Grocers

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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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