Turnbull Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Turnbull Name Meaning: This is a nickname surname for a strong man. turn(en) 'to turn' + bul(l)e 'bull'.

The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin.The strong man named 'Ruel' turned a wild bull by the head which was charging 'king Robert Bruce' in stirling park. Then received from king,the lands of 'Bedrule' and the name 'Turnbull'.

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Surname Distribution

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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Turnbull Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Turnbull family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 149
Female Servant 130
Coal Miner 78
Independent 54
Male Servant 42
Labourer 40
Farmer 38
Blacksmith 27
Joiner 19
Shoe Maker 18
Collier 17
Tailor 16
Smith 12
Carpenter 11
Dress Maker 11
Publican 10
Weaver 9
Gardener 9
Grocer 9
Mason 9
Miller 9
Quarryman 8
Pauper 8
Shepherd 8
Engineer 7

Turnbull Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Turnbull 100% 47,484
2 Turnball 88% 1,763
3 Turnbell 88% 656
4 Turnbul 88% 127
5 Turnbill 88% 104

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The surname Turnbull is the most popular version of all its varients

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