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Turek Family History

Turek Name Meaning
Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the vocabulary word Turek ‘Turk’, either an ethnic name for a Turk or a nickname for someone who was thought to resemble a Turk in some way.Croatian (northern Croatia) and Slovenian: nickname for a refugee from the Turks in the 15th and 16th century, from the ethnic term Turek ‘Turk’. Slovenian territory and the northern parts of present-day Croatia were a refuge for Christians from Bosnia when it was conquered by the Ottoman Empire, and from those parts of Croatia that were a war zone. Refugees were thus not ethnic Turks, but Serbs and Croats from ‘Turkey’, i.e. the Ottoman Empire.Slovenian: perhaps also a nickname or occupational name from any of various plants named turek, e.g. a kind of flax or a mushroom of the genus Leccinium.Polish and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from any of several places named Turek, in particular one in Konin voivodeship.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Turek Families

  • Number of Turek families
     45 - 88
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Turek families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Turek Family Origin

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Turek Immigration Information

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Turek Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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