When Frank Edward Turner was born on 24 April 1917, in Canada, his father, Nelson Charles Turner, was 22 and his mother, Violet Ethel Barrow, was 21. He married Faye Louise Holman on 16 February 1946, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in United States in 1949 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died on 3 May 1985, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, 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).
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