Waitstill Turner

29 November 1724–25 October 1815 (Age 90)
Scituate Center, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Waitstill

When Waitstill Turner was born on 29 November 1724, in Scituate Center, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Isaac Turner, was 42 and his mother, Ruth Turner, was 36. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Mary Staples. He died on 25 October 1815, in Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Waitstill Turner
1724–1815
Mary Staples
1726–1768
Eliasha Turner
1762–
Mary Turner
1763–1790
Hannah Turner
1765–

Spouse and Children

children

(3)

    Eliasha Turner

    Male1762–Male

    Mary Turner

    Female1763–1790Female

    Hannah Turner

    Female1765–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Waitstill Turner, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for Waitstill Turner
  • Waitstill Turner: Death, "MyHeritage Family Trees"

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