John Turner

Brief Life History of John

John Turner was born on 16 November 1751, in New London, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada. He married Nancy Agnes Clark on 12 November 1774, in District Judiciaire de Québec, Quebec, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 15 June 1840, in Quebec, Canada, at the age of 88, and was buried in Sorel, Pierre-De Saurel, Quebec, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Turner
1751–1840
Nancy Agnes Clark
1750–
Marriage: 12 November 1774
Alexander Turner
1784–1858
Robert Turner
1789–1852
Mary Margaret Turner
1791–
William Turner
1793–1882

Sources (2)

  • John Turner, "England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1692-1900"
  • John Turner, "England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1692-1900"

Name Meaning

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).

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

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