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


Similar surnames: Turk, Turck, Turner, Turco, Torok, Tur, Zurek, Buren, Turi, Kurek

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Turek Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    25%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Grocer

    13%
  • Keeps House

    13%

In 1880, the most common Turek occupation in the USA was Tailor. 25% of Turek's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Turek family was Keeps House. Tailor, Farmer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turek.

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Between 1950 and 2004, Turek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Turek in 1950 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Turek

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