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Turk Early Origins



The surname Turk was first found in Silesia, where the name came from humble beginnings but acquired a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Turk Spelling Variations


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Turk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Turcke, Turck, Turcke, Turk, Turke, Tuerck, Tuercke and many more.

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Turk Early History


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Turk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Turk research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1654, 1798, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Turk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Turk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Turk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Turk 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 were:

Turk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Turk, who landed in New York, NY in 1708
  • Robert Turk, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Fredrick Turk, aged 29, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Turk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Turk, who landed in America in 1850
  • Nik Turk, who arrived in America in 1850
  • Agnese Turk, who arrived in America in 1850
  • T Turk, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Christian Turk, who landed in America in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Turk Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Paul Turk, who arrived in Alabama in 1920

Turk Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Turk, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Turk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Turk (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Turk (b. 1961), American artist and sculptor
  • Brian D. Turk, American actor
  • Gordon Turk, prominent American concert organist
  • Godwin Lee Turk (b. 1950), former American football linebacker
  • Tommy Turk (1927-1981), American jazz trombonist
  • John Turk (b. 1962), American model, bodybuilder, personal trainer, former Chicago police officer, and actor
  • Clyde Turk (1907-1995), American jockey and trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses
  • Daniel Anthony Turk (1962-2000), American football center
  • Matthew Edward Turk (b. 1968), American football punter
  • Roy Kenneth Turk (1892-1934), American songwriter
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Turk Historic Events


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Turk Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Herbert Turk (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Denman, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James Turk, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Turk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Turk 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 November 2014 at 16:22.

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