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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


Similar surnames: Tucker, Turk, Turner, Turley, Muriel, Tukes, Kunkel, Tuel, Markel

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Turkel Family Occupations

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Turkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Turkel in 1964 was 66, and 81 in 2004.

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