When Hiram Hawes Turner was born on 2 January 1851, in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine, United States, his father, Luther Turner Jr., was 41 and his mother, Anceline Hawes, was 35. He married Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Bartlett on 3 October 1875, in Springfield, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in La Sal, San Juan, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 25 October 1936, in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Grand Valley Cemetery, Moab, Grand, Utah, United States.
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).