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The name Turville was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Turville family lived in Leicestershire. Their name, however, is a reference to Turville-la- Champagne, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. However, some believe the name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and meant 'dry field'. In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle the name was recorded in 796 as Thyrefeld. Regardless of the origin, Ralph Turvill, a benefactor of the abbey of Leicester was the first record of the name in 1297.

Turville Early Origins



The surname Turville was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Herdebere, Pailington, Bedworth, Chelmscote, Fulbrooke, and Nuneaton. Normanton Turvile was their main seat. William de Turvile, a companion in arms of Duke William at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, was the first settler. William was descended from the Turville-la- Champagne, seated at Eure, at Amfreville-la- Champagne. In Buckinghamshire, the manor of Turville once belonged to the abbey at St Albans, but was seized by the Crown in the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1547. The manor house has since been rebuilt as Turville Park, a fine stately home in the village of Turville.

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Turville Spelling Variations


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Turville Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Turvile, Turville, Tourville, Tourvile, Turvell, Turvill, Turvil and many more.

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Turville Early History


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Turville Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Turville research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1235 and 1250 are included under the topic Early Turville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Turville Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Turville Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Turville 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Turville or a variant listed above:

Turville Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Oscar Turville, who landed in America, in 1900
  • Wilfred Turville, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Barbados, in 1905
  • Henry Stewart Turville, aged 30, who landed in America from Barbados, in 1905
  • George A. Turville, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Mildred Turville, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Turville Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Frank Turville, aged 24, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1914
  • Winiford Turville, aged 22, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1914

Turville Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Turville, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"

Turville Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Turville, aged 30, a sawyer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Ann Turville, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Betsy Turville, aged 13, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Mary A. Turville, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Turville (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Turville (post 1700)



  • Janet Turville, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1964
  • Edward A. Turville, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1960
  • Frank Turville, Canadian all-star Canadian CFL football player who played from 1928 to 1936

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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: Virtus semper eadem
Motto Translation: Virtue is always the same.


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Turville Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Turville 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.

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