Turk Name Meaning

English (mainly Gloucestershire), Dutch, and German (also Türk): from Middle English, Old French turc, Middle High and Low German Turc ‘Turk’, from Turkish türk. In theory this could be an ethnic name but, both in England and northwest Europe, it is generally a nickname for a person with black hair and a swarthy complexion or a cruel, rowdy, or unruly person. The Dutch and German surname also represents a house name, derived from the use of a picture of a Turk as a house sign. It is also found as a nickname for someone who had taken part in the wars against the Turks. English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Turkel, misanalyzed as containing the Old French diminutive suffix -el. Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Tuirc, a patronymic from the byname Torc ‘boar’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name denoting someone from Turkey or anywhere in the Ottoman Empire, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Turk. Americanized form of the Greek ethnic name Tourkos ‘Turk’. See also Turco.

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

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Turk Family Origin

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Turk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Turk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Turk's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turk. A less common occupation for the Turk family was Farm Laborer.

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Turk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Turk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Turk in 1942 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Turk

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