Rev Patrick Woulfe

TORNÓIR—XIITornour, Tournor, Turnour, Turnor, Turner; Norman 'le Turner,' i.e., the turner, lathe-worker, once a familiar occupation. Turnor is an old surname in Dublin, Wexford, and parts of Munster. 'Abrid le Turnur' occurs in the Dublin Roll of Names soon after the Anglo-Norman invasion, and in 1226, William and Osbert Turnur were members of the Dublin Guild-Merchant; while somewhat later in the same century, Clement le Turnur was one of the Free Citizens of Dublin. The most important family of the name in the 16th century was that of Wexford, where, in 1598, Turnor of Ballyasshin was one of the principal gentlemen.

Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames