Re: Meanings

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Posted by Ron Grace ( on February 14, 2003 at 20:44:25:

In Reply to: Meanings posted by Colleen Crookes on January 29, 2003 at 10:38:59:

: Hi,

: Can anybody offer any suggestions about the meanings of the following surnames:

: Crooks
: Turner
: Willott

: Thanks in advance to anyone who can help
: Colleen

CROOKS - An English descriptive name. Someone who was lame or crippled would be referred to as CROCKETT, CROOK(S), CRUM or CRUMP.

TURNER - English occupational name. A "turner" was one of the customary tradesmen who helped sustain a village. To make round objects, such as table legs, then as now, a lathe was required. The man who performed such woodworking was a "TURNER". The name is derived from the Old French "tornour".

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