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

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Turnbull Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Turnbull family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 627
Coal Miner 121
Agricultural Labourer 94
House Servant 80
Labourer 43
Dress Maker 42
Servant 41
Blacksmith 41
At Home 38
Farm Labourer 38
Farm Servant 24
Joiner 24
Annuitant 24
Shepherd 23
House Keeper 19
General Servant 18
Engineer 17
Miner 14
Tailor 14
At School 14
Grocer 14
Pauper 14
School 14
Shoe Maker 13
Stone Mason 11

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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