Turkel Family History

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Turkel Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name þorkell, a reduced form of Old Norse þórketill, composed of the elements þórr (name of the Scandinavian god of thunder; see Thor) + ketill ‘cauldron’. The personal name Thurkill or Thirkill was in widespread use in England in the Middle Ages; in northern England it was introduced directly by settlers from Scandinavia, whereas in the South it was the result of Norman influence. Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained; possibly an ornamental name from Yiddish turkltoyb ‘turtle dove’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Tucker, Turk, Turner, Turley, Muriel, Tukes, Kunkel, Tuel, Markel

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Turkel Family Origin

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Turkel Family Occupations

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In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Turkel. 23% of Turkel men worked as a Salesman and 27% of Turkel women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Turkel were Lawyer and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Clerk
  • Lawyer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Turkel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Turkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turkel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 861 immigration records available for the last name Turkel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 250 military records available for the last name Turkel. For the veterans among your Turkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Turkel Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Turkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Turkel in 1964 was 66, and 81 in 2004.

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