Turk Name Meaning

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. English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Turkel, misanalyzed as containing the Old French diminutive suffix -el. Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Tuirc, a patronymic from the byname Torc ‘boar’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name denoting someone from Turkey or anywhere in the Ottoman Empire, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Turk. Americanized form of the Greek ethnic name Tourkos ‘Turk’. See also Turco.

List of People with Surname Turk

According to our database, there are a total of 3,742 people with the surname Turk. Among these people surnamed Turk, there are about 626 unique names, with an average of 5 people who have the same name. James Turk, Robert Turk and Michael Turk are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Turk, with 95, 89 and 88 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Turk, with a total of 399 people, and there are a total of 213 unique names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Turk, with a total of 301 people and an average of 200 unique names.