Turner Family name Meaning "one who works with a lathe" Region of origin United Kingdom Related names Turnor, Thurner, Tourner, Tournor Footnotes: [1 ] Turner is a common surname originating in England, dating back as far as the 12th century. There are three possible sources for this name. The common source is that it is an occupational surname meaning "one who works with a lathe", derived from the Anglo-Norman French word "torner". Another source from Middle English is as a nickname for a fast runner derived from "Turn Hare", one so speedy that he can run faster than a hare. The final source is possible derived from the Old French "tornei" as an official in charge of a tournament. Turner is the 28th-most common surname in the United Kingdom. [1 ] [2 ]
Early recordings of this surname include Ralph le Turner in the late 12th century. The earliest recorded spelling of this family name dates from 1180 for "Warner le Turnur".
[1 ] List of people with surname Turner [edit ] Common combinations of given name and surname "Turner" [edit ] These links lead to disambiguation pages Less common first names [edit ] Adair Turner, Baron Turner of Ecchinswell (born 1955), British businessman and academic Aidan Turner (born 1983), Irish actor Bake Turner, American football player who played wide receiver Big Joe Turner (1911–1985), American blues singer Billie Lee Turner II, American geographer Bonnie and Terry Turner, husband and wife sitcom writing team Bree Turner (born 1977), American actress Bulldog Turner (1919–1998), American football player C. Turner Joy (1895–1956), U.S. Navy Admiral in World War II and the Korean War Charles Turner (1862–1944), former Australian cricketer Clarence W. Turner (1866–1939), American politician Clorinda Matto de Turner (1853–1909), Peruvian writer Curtis Turner (1924–1970), NASCAR driver Dawson Turner (1775–1858), English banker and botanist Decherd Turner (1922–2002), American institutional book collector Dennis Turner, Baron Bilston (born 1942), British Member of Parliament Derek 'Rocky' Turner, English rugby league footballer Des Turner, British politician Douglas H. Turner,an American chemist and Professor of Chemistry Dwayne Turner, British comic book artist Edward Turner, British motorcycle and engine designer of Triumph Motorcycles Edward Turner, Renowned Latin Scholar from Philadelphia Erik Turner (born 1964), guitarist for the American band Warrant Ernest Sackville Turner (1909–2006), English journalist and author Evan Turner (born 1988), American basketball player Florence Turner (1885–1946), American actress Frank Turner (born 1981), British musician Frederick Jackson Turner (1861–1932), American historian Garth Turner (born 1949), Canadian business journalist, broadcaster and politician Geills Turner (born 1937), wife of John Turner, the former Prime Minister of Canada George Townsend Turner (1906–1979), philatelist of Washington, D.C. Glenn Turner (born 1947), New Zealand cricketer Grant Turner (born 1958), New Zealand soccer player Guinevere Turner (born 1968), American actress and writer Hal Turner, internet radio talk show host Hayden Turner (born 1966), Australian television presenter and zookeeper Ike Turner (1931–2007), American musician J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851), English painter Jamie Turner (born 1972), American Automobile Dealer Jane Turner (born 1967), Australian actress and comedienne Janine Turner (born 1962), American actress Jay Turner (1914–1960), American football running back Jean Turner (born 1939), Independent Member of the Scottish Parliament Joe Lynn Turner (born 1951), American musician Jonathan Baldwin Turner (1805–1899), abolitionist and educational leader Jonathan D. C. Turner (born 1958), English barrister Josh Turner (born 1977) Country Music superstar Julian Turner (1996,???), American young singer, awarded the james fotinos award in 2007 Kathleen Turner (born 1954), American actress Keena Turner (born 1958), American football player Kenneth Turner (1928-), Australian political historian Kevin B. Turner (born 1966), noted Wal-Mart and Microsoft executive Lacey Turner (born 1988), English actress Lana Turner (1921–1995), American actress Lesley Turner Bowrey (born 1942), Australian tennis player Lynn Turner (born 1968), The anti-freeze murderer Michael "The Burner" Turner (born 1982), American football running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. Michael Turner (1971–2008), American comic book artist and publisher known for his work on Witchblade and Fathom Michael Turner (born 1983), English Football player for Sunderland AFC Nat Turner (1800–1831), leader of a slave rebellion Norv Turner (born 1952), current head coach of the San Diego Chargers football team (NFL) Othar Turner (1907–2003), American fife player and blues musician Pamela Rogers Turner (born 1977), American teacher convicted in 2005 as a sex offender Pat Turner (born 1961), Canadian rower Randy Turner (1949–2005), American artist and singer for the band Big Boys Richmond K. Turner (1885–1961), American naval officer in World War II Roger Turner (garden designer), British garden designer and writer Roger Turner, American figure skater Roy J. Turner (1894–1973), American politician Sharon Turner (1768–1847), English historian Sherri Turner (born 1956), American LPGA golfer Shirley Turner, American politician Stansfield Turner (born 1923), former director of the United States CIA Stuart Turner, British pump designer Sukhi Turner (born 1952), New Zealand politician, born in India Ted Turner (born 1938), American media mogul and founder of Turner Broadcasting System Tina Turner (born 1939), American singer Victor Turner (1920–1983), Scottish anthropologist Walter J. Turner (1884–1947), Australian poet Yaakov Turner (born 1935) The mayor of Beersheba 1998-2008, a Brigadier-General in the Israeli Air Force Zachary Turner (2002–2003), baby drowned by his mother in Canadian murder/suicide Joseph Isaac Turner (2001), Author Fictional characters [edit ] Alan Turner (Emmerdale), played by Richard Thorp on Emmerdale Cole Turner, character in Charmed played by Julian McMahon Darnell Turner, character played by Eddie Steeples in My Name is Earl Dave Turner, character in Degrassi: The Next Generation Heidi Turner, minor character in animated TV series. South Park Owen Turner, character in EastEnders Terence Turner, son of Alan Turner in Emmerdale, played by Stephen Marchant and then Nick Brimble Timmy Turner, character on the Nickelodeon animated TV series The Fairly OddParents Violet Turner, a Character in Private Practice. Will Turner, fictional character, and one of the protagonists, in The Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise See also [edit ] References [edit ]