Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. TUR-nər  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Occupational name for one who worked with a lathe, derived from Old English turnian "to turn", of Latin origin. A famous bearer is the American musician Tina Turner (1939-2023), born Anna Mae Bullock.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantTurner(English)


Entry updated June 9, 2023