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Turkington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Turkington family


The surname Turkington was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Turkington family


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Turkington Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Torkington, Turkington and others.

Early Notables of the Turkington family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Turkington family to Ireland


Some of the Turkington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Turkington family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Tarkington, who settled in Baltimore County, Maryland with his wife Prudence, their son John, Jr. and wife Martha, and their son William Joshua; John Torkington settled in Philadelphia in 1856.

Contemporary Notables of the name Turkington (post 1700)


  • Gregg Turkington (b. 1967), Australian-born, American comedian, best known for his stand-up comedy character, Neil Hamburger
  • Scott Turkington, American current principal organist and choirmaster for the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Edward "Ed" Lawrence Turkington (1899-1996), American gold medalist rugby union player at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Eric Turkington, American politician, Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1989-2009)
  • Colin Henry Turkington (b. 1982), Northern Irish auto racing driver, 2009 British Touring Car Champion

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