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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.

Turing Early Origins



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.

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Turing Spelling Variations


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Turing Spelling Variations



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.

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Turing Early History


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Turing Early History



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.

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Turing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Turing Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Turing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Inglis Turing, who came to Jamaica in 1772
  • Inglis Turing, who landed in Jamaica in 1772

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Contemporary Notables of the name Turing (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Turing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Turing Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 December 2013 at 20:39.

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