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Turnipseed Name Study

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About the Project

The Turnipseed Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Turnipseed name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the SRNM name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Turnipseeds), by time period (18th Century Turnipseeds), or by topic (Turnipseed DNA, Turnipseed Occupations, Turnipseed Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.


Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Turnipseed Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Sandie Schwarz for assistance.

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Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

NOTE: The surname "Turnipseed" was derived from the name "Repsum" given in Germany by common usage to the perfector and grower of a seed by that name, the oil of which was used for lighting purposes. Later, the family became known as "Repsumer", "Rebsamen", the English translation becoming "Turnipseed."

Hans Rebsamen, One of the first Rebsamen immigrants to come to America around the 1740s,1750's. Soon after, the Rebsamen family surname was Americanized to Turnipseed. Rebsamen means "farmer", or "turnip farmer" in German. Originally the Rebsamens came from Germany but were kicked out because of their religous beliefs. They first relocated in Switzerland and within a hundred years or so, they again relocated in America, soon to become the United States. See: Find A Grave: Memorial #35672899 Hans Rebsamen

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I have scans of an Ancestors/Descendants of Samuel Rhodes Turnipseed/Repsumer document from the Repsumer Family Reunion Cross Plains, WI -- 22 June 1997. I was told their name was changed from Turnipseed to a re-Americanized "Repsumer" to differentiate families during a land dispute in the 19th century.
posted by Adam Chisman
Hi , I found this person in Capt. Rousselet’s Infantry British Legion muster. I thought you might find it interesting.

John TURNIPSEED Taken Prisoner 23 Feby. 1781

posted by Tamara Flora

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