When Edwin George Turner was born on 21 March 1901, in Essex, Ontario, Canada, his father, Harry Judson Turner, was 33 and his mother, Mary Victoria Whittle, was 27. He married Jeannette Bell Campbell on 7 February 1925, in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died in December 2000, in Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 99.
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).