Turin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Turin family

The surname Turin was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. The first of the surname on record was Adam Turin in the year 1323 in Fyvin.

Early History of the Turin family

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Turin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Turing, Turin, Torn, Tarn, Thurin, Thuring, Turyn, Turyne, Turing and many more.

Early Notables of the Turin family (pre 1700)

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Turin Ranking

In France, the name Turin is the 8,581st most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [1]


United States Turin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Turin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Daniel Turin, who settled in New England in 1660
  • Daniel Turin, who landed in New England in 1660 [2]
Turin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Turin, who settled in Louisiana in 1720
Turin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A Turin, aged 32, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1848 [2]
  • Vaclav Turin, who settled in Chicago in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Turin (post 1700) +

  • Mark Turin (b. 1973), British anthropologist, linguist and occasional radio broadcaster who specializes in the Himalayas and the Pacific Northwest, Chair of the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program and Acting Co-Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (2014-2018)
  • Luca Turin (b. 1953), Lebanese biophysicist and writer with a long-standing interest in bioelectronics, the sense of smell, perfumery, and the fragrance industry


The Turin Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Audentes fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune Assists the Daring.


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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