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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Waitstill Turner
Mary Staples
Eliasha Turner
Mary Turner
Hannah Turner

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    Eliasha Turner


    Mary Turner


    Hannah Turner


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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.

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  • 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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