Ahasureus Turk

22 April 1792–
Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life 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, Jannetje Burhans, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Turk Jr.
1766–1846
Jannetje Burhans
1766–1846
Sarah Turk
1790–1838
Ahasureus Turk
1792–
Catharina Turk
1795–
Benjamin Turk
1798–1871
Eida Ann Turk
1801–1847
Jacoba Turk
1801–1870
John Burhans Turk
1808–1852
Jane Bridget Turk
1811–1855

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

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

Age 5

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 33

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

1 English (mainly Gloucestershire), Dutch, and German (also Türk): from Middle English, Old French turc, Middle High and Low German Turc ‘Turk’, 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 person with black hair and a swarthy complexion or a cruel, rowdy, or unruly person. The Dutch and German surname also represents 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.2 English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Turkel , misanalyzed as containing the Old French diminutive suffix -el.3 Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Tuirc, a patronymic from the byname Torc ‘boar’.

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

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Sources (2)

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

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