- This picturesque surname is of Norman French origin and is an Anglicization of the locational name Thouberville from a place so called in Eure, France. The following examples illustrate the name development after 1115 (see below) Robert de Turbertuulla (1112 Herefordshire), Hugo de Turbervilla (1123 ibid.), William de Trublevilla, (circa 1125 - 1130, The Century of English Feudalism), William de Turbertivilla (1130, Pipe Rolls of Dorset) Maud de Turbervill, (1269, Assize Rolls of Somerset), Maud de Trublevile (1279, ibid.), it is probable that this name was introduced into Britain with the Norman Invasion of 1066, the suffix "ville", town, becoming "field" by folk etmmology. Among the sample recordings in London is the christening of one Eavin Turberfield on June 22nd 1693 at St. Botolph without Aldersgate, and the marriage of Mary Turberfield and Hamlet Litlefield on March 5th 1760 at St. Annes's Soho, Westminster. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph de Tuberilli, which was dated 1115, The Book of Winton, Hampshire, during the reign of King Henry 1, "The Lion of Justice", 1100 - 1135. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
Surnames reference. 2013.