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Turek Early Origins



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."

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Turek Spelling Variations


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Turek Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Venturi, Venturella, Venturelli, Venturin, Venturino, Venturini, Ventura, Venturoli, Tura, Turella, Turel and many more.

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Turek Early History


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Turek Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Turek research. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1650 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Turek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Turek Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Turek Early Notables (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 families of the...

Another 110 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Turek Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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    The Turek Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Turek Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 April 2016 at 17:27.

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