Turton Family History

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Turton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Turnton, a place in Lancashire named from the Old Norse personal name þórr (see Thor) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The surname is now as common in the Midlands as it is in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Burton, Murton, Tarlton, Ruston, Dunton, Buxton, Tipton, Upton

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Turton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Turton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Turton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Turton Family Origin

Where is the Turton family from?

Turton Family Occupations

What did your Turton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turton. A less common occupation for the Turton family was Bricklayer. The most common Turton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Turton's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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

Turton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Turton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turton 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Turton. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Turton. For the veterans among your Turton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Turton Life Expectancy

What is the average Turton lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Turton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Turton in 1950 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Turton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Turton 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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