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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tournay

    a town of Hainault, Belgium, on the Scheldt, 35 m. SW. of Brussels; in the 5th century was the seat of the Merovingian kings, but now presents a handsome modern appearance; has a fine Romanesque cathedral and flourishing manufactures of hosiery, linen, carpets, and porcelain.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tournay

    A military sport of the Middle Ages, in which combatants engaged one another with the object of exhibiting their courage, prowess, and skill in the use of arms, or for the honor of the ladies attending. According to Ducange, the difference between a tournament and a joust is, that the latter is a single combat, while in the former a troop of combatants encounter each other on either side. But this distinction has not been always observed.

  2. tournay

    (anc. Tornacum, or Turris Nerviorum, “Fort of the Nervii”). A fortified town of Belgium, province of Hainault, on both sides of the Scheldt, near the French frontier. It was in the 5th and beginning of the 6th centuries the seat of the Merovingian kings, subsequently belonged to France, but at the peace of Madrid was included in the Spanish Netherlands. Subsequently it was oftener than once taken by France, but again restored by treaty. During the month of May, 1794, it was the scene of several hotly contested fights between the French and Austro-English armies, the most important of which was that of May 19, in which Pichegru heat the Duke of York.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tournay is ranked #111426 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Tournay surname appeared 158 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Tournay.

    96.8% or 153 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tournay in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tournay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    regarding something abstract as a material thing
    • A. omphalos
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    • C. subrogation
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