Origins Available: German
The name Turing, which is a local
surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region of Thuringia. In the Holy Roman Empire
, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and, after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. In addition, when coupled with the German preposition von, which means from or of, local names can indicate that the bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the von is frequently dropped from the surname. The Turing family originally lived in Thuringia, which located between Hessen and Lower Saxony
in the west and Saxony
in the east. This regional name refers to a person who originated in Thuringia and migrated to another German or European state.
Early Origins of the Turing family
The surname Turing was first found in Thuringia, where the name could be considered to have made a major contribution to the feudal
society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local
affairs as early as 760, when Albicus Torringer served the Duke of Bavaria
. They branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. This family is possibly the oldest and one of the most famous noble families of Bavaria.
Early History of the Turing family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Turing research.Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1483, 1630, and 1828 are included under the topic Early Turing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Turing Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Turing, Tuering, Toring, Toeringe, Turinge, Tueringe, Toringe, Touringe, Toeringer, Turinger, Thuringer, Toringer, Touringer, Toeringer, Tueringer, Thuering, Thuring, Thuringen and many more.
Early Notables of the Turing family (pre 1700)
Notable members of the surname Turing in this period were Thuering von Ringoltingen (d.1483), the mayor of Berne, who wrote the first German form of the story of the "beautiful mermaid" (Die schoene... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Turing Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Turing family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Turing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Inglis Turing, who settled in Jamaica in 1772
- Inglis Turing, who landed in Jamaica in 1772 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Turing (post 1700)
- Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954), English mathematician, logician, cryptographer and codebreaker who is often considered to be the father of modern computer science, posthumously awarded a royal pardon on December 24, 2013 for his 1952 conviction of homosexuality