Franciscus de Paula Turk

Male29 March 1843–

Brief Life History of Franciscus de Paula

When Franciscus de Paula Turk was christened on 29 March 1843, his father, Emericus Turk, was 33 and his mother, Theresia Šantak, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Emericus Turk
1809–1879
Theresia Šantak
1816–1864
Catharina Turk
1835–
Franciscus de Paula Turk
1843–
Joannes B. Turk
1848–1851
Janica Turk
1850–

Sources (1)

  • Croatia, Parish Vrbovec, Maticna Knjiga: 1691478 Birth 1802-1846

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Siblings (4)

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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