Origin of the name TURALD.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name TURALD.
A form of Old Norse Thorvalldr
(q.v.), meaning "Thor's power." Also spelled Turold.
It is the same as A.S. Thurweald.
of Walter Gifard. Turald hold of Walter iij virgates of
land in Stoches, and iij virgates of land in Toresmere. Land to
two ploughs. He has one plough there. It was and is worth xx
This first owner in occupation of Turesmere after the
Conquest, Turold or Turald, was a Norman warrior, of no
great note in the general history, but of considerable local importance
in his own country. His name and figure are represented in the
Bayeux tapestry, on the Norman side, among the other retainers of Bishop
Odo. His land in England was generally held of the Bishops, but
the estate which he held at Turesmere appears to have been an exception.
(History of the Deanery
of Bicester, Blomfield, v.1, 1882).