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 Origin

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Tur Family Occupations

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  • Teacher Certificatore

    100%

In 1881, the most common Tur occupation in the UK was Teacher Certificatore. 100% of Tur's were Teacher Certificatores.

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Between 1959 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tur

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