William John Turner

3 April 1894–23 October 1979 (Age 85)
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

The Life Summary of William John

William John Turner was born on 3 April 1894, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Ethel Iva May Barkley. He died on 23 October 1979, in his hometown, at the age of 85.

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William John Turner
1894–1979
Ethel Iva May Barkley
1899–1991
George William Vernon Turner
1927–1977
Gwen Turner
1933–2008

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Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Durner

Sources (1)

  • William John Turner in entry for George William Vernon Turner, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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