Maria Turk

Brief Life History of Maria

When Maria Turk was christened on 2 August 1824, in Krkač, Zagreb, Croatia, her father, Marko Turk, was 22 and her mother, Ursula Vitez, was 20.

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Family Time Line

Marko Turk
1802–1855
Ursula Vitez
1804–1865
Maria Turk
1824–
Andreas Turk
1825–
Magdalena Turk
1827–
Sophia Turk
1829–
Vitus Turk
1830–1867
Anna Turk
1832–
Joannes Turk
1834–1908
Martinus Turk
1836–
Magdalena Turk
1838–1903

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

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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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