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Turek Surname Meaning

Czech Slovak Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Turek ‘Turk’ either an ethnic name for a Turk or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Turk in some way. Polish and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from any of several places called Turek in particular a town in Greater Poland Voivodeship. Croatian and Slovenian: nickname for a refugee from the Turks (i.e. the Ottoman Empire) in the 15th and 16th centuries from the ethnic name Turek ‘Turk’ (see Turk ). Slovenian: possibly also a nickname from any of various plants named turek e.g. a kind of flax or a mushroom of the genus Leccinium.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Turk, Turck, Turner, Turco, Torok, Tur, Zurek, Buren, Turi, Kurek

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Where is the Turek family from?

You can see how Turek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Turek family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Turek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Turek families living in Glamorgan. This was 100% of all the recorded Turek's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Turek families in 1891.
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What did your Turek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Turek. 18% of Turek men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Turek women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Turek were Baker and Farm Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Baker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Assembler
  • Farm Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Turek. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Turek. For the veterans among your Turek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Turek lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Turek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Turek in 1950 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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