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There are 9,292 people with the Turk surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Turk surname come from:
USA
 (39%)
Turkey
 (32%)
Great Britain
 (9%)
Canada
 (7%)
Australia
 (2%)
Slovenia
 (2%)
Lebanon
 (1%)
Netherlands
 (1%)
Croatia
 (0.9%)
France
 (0.7%)
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The meaning of the name Turk:
  1. 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.
  2. English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Turkel, misanalyzed as containing the Old French diminutive suffix -el.
  3. Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Tuirc, a patronymic from the byname Torc ‘boar’.
  4. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name denoting someone from Turkey or anywhere in the Ottoman Empire, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Turk.
  5. Americanized form of the Greek ethnic name Tourkos ‘Turk’. See also Turco.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Turk:
Albert Turk   Anna Turk   Charles Turk   Elizabeth Turk   Jacob Turk   Jacobus Turk   Jane Turk   Johannes Turk   John Turk   Margaret Turk   Maria Turk   Mary Turk   Rebecca Turk   Sarah Turk   Thomas Turk  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Turk:
TURK FAMILY TREE WEB SITE, 32 members
Turk Family Website, 22 members
Turk Web Site, 4 members
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