When Frank Turek was born on 1 April 1869, in Písek, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, his father, Alois John Turek, was 31 and his mother, Marketa Firbach, was 18. He married Emilie Moser on 15 April 1894, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 1 January 1915, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Niles, Cook, Illinois, United States.
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 ).