Turnbull Family History
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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