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Turnbull Name Meaning

Northern English (chiefly Northumbrian) and Scottish: variant, altered by folk etymology, of Trumble, on theory that it denoted a nickname for a man thought to be strong and brave enough to turn back a charging bull, from Middle English turn(en) ‘to turn’ + bul(l)e ‘bull’.

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


Similar surnames: Turner, Burrell, Trull, Trumbull, Burnell, Durell, Dunwell, Durnell

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Turnbull Family Origin

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Turnbull Family Occupations

What did your Turnbull ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Turnbull occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Turnbull's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Turnbull family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turnbull.

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Turnbull ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Turnbull Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Turnbull. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turnbull census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Turnbull. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Turnbull. For the veterans among your Turnbull ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Turnbull Life Expectancy

What is the average Turnbull lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Turnbull life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Turnbull in 1941 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Turnbull

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Turnbull ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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