Early Origins of the Turek family
The surname Turek was first found in southern Italy. Though some variants of the name Turek are found in northern Italy, as well. The surname Turek is of nickname
origin, derived from a personal or physical characteristic of the first person in this family. In this case, the name Turek comes from the Italian "bonaventura," meaning "good luck" or "good fortune."
Early History of the Turek family
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Turek Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Venturi, Venturella, Venturelli, Venturin, Venturino, Venturini, Ventura, Venturoli, Tura, Turella, Turel and many more.
Early Notables of the Turek family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Roberto Ventura, Baron
of Casanova, was appointed Chancellor to Charles I of Spain
who was also Holy Roman Emperor. Also, the Ventura family, from Bari and Lecce, and originally from the city of Salerno, were one of the most important feudal
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Migration of the Turek family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Ventura, 35; who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1854. Six years later, in 1860; Juan Victoriano Ventura came to Puerto Rico; as did Jaime Falla Ventura in 1869. Ginlia Ventura arrived in Montreal in 1913 when she was only 7 years old, having crossed the ocean onboard the SS Italia..