When Allen Howard Turner was born in 1840, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, his father, William A. Turner, was 25 and his mother, Eliza A. Boatright, was 21. He married Wertia "Wirt" Johnson on 6 October 1866, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 3 December 1876, at the age of 36.
English: occupational name from Middle English t(o)urnour, turner ‘turner’ (Old French to(u)rn(e)our), mainly denoting someone who fashioned small objects of wood, metal, or bone on a lathe, but also a variety of other occupations, including turnspit and translator or interpreter. This surname may have become confused with Toner . In North America, it is also very common among African Americans.
English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English turn-hare, a compound of Middle English tournen ‘to turn, direct, steer’ + hare ‘hare’, a name for someone in charge of the greyhounds in hare coursing or an exaggerated compliment for someone who could run fast. See also Turnbull .
English: perhaps also from Middle English t(o)urn(e)our ‘jouster, one who takes part in a tournament’ (Old French tornoieor, tournoieur).
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