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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Italian
Other Forms FormsTornatori, Tornitore, Tornitori

Meaning & History

Derived from Italian tornatore meaning "turner", which refers to a craftsman who turns and shapes various materials (such as wood and metal) on a lathe. In other words: this surname is the Italian cognate of the English surname Turner. The Italian name for the occupation is ultimately derived from Latin tornator "turner", which comes from the Latin verb torno meaning "to turn in a lathe, to round off".

A known bearer of this surname is the Italian film director and screenwriter Giuseppe Tornatore (b. 1956).
Added 2/15/2016 by Lucille