Ahasureus Turk

Brief Life History of Ahasureus

When Ahasureus Turk was born on 22 April 1792, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Benjamin Turk Jr., was 26 and his mother, Jenneke Burhans, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Turk Jr.
Jenneke Burhans
Sarah Turk
Ahasureus Turk
Catharina Turk
Benjamin Turk
Eida Ann Turk
Jacoba Turk
John Burhans Turk
Jane Bridget Turk

Sources (2)

  • Suerus Turk, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • A Brink Book: some descendants of Lambert Huybertse and his wife Hendrikje Cornelisse

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Gloucestershire) and Dutch; German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Türk): from Middle English, Old French turc, Middle High and Low German Turc ‘Turk’, all ultimately 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 man with black hair and a swarthy complexion or a cruel, rowdy, or unruly man. The English surname may also be from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Turkel , misanalyzed as containing the Old French diminutive suffix -el. The Dutch and German surname also represents a topographic or habitational name referring to 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. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Turck and Tuerk .

Slovenian (also Türk) and Croatian: nickname for a refugee from the Turks in the 15th and 16th centuries, or e.g. for someone who behaved or looked like a Turk, from an old vernacular spelling of the Slovenian and dialectal Croatian ethnic name Turek ‘Turk’. Refugees were not ethnic Turks, but Croats and Serbs from ‘Turkey’, i.e. the Ottoman Empire, which included whole Bosnia and parts of Croatia. The Slovenian surname may in some cases also be a nickname from any of various plants named tur(e)k. Compare Turck , Turek , and Tuerk .

Turkish (Türk): ethnic or ornamental name from Türk ‘Turk’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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