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Turkel Family History

Turkel Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English personal name þorkell, a reduced form of Old Norse þórketill, composed of the elements þórr (name of the Scandinavian god of thunder; see Thor) + ketill ‘cauldron’. The personal name Thurkill or Thirkill was in widespread use in England in the Middle Ages; in northern England it was introduced directly by settlers from Scandinavia, whereas in the South it was the result of Norman influence.Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained; possibly an ornamental name from Yiddish turkltoyb ‘turtle dove’.

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

5,747 Historical Documents with Turkel on Ancestry
2,216 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
229 Military Records
734 Immigration Records
1,442 Census and Voter Lists
1,126 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Turkel Families

  • Number of Turkel families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Turkel families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Turkel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Turkel Family Origin

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Turkel Immigration Information

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Turkel Family Occupations

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