Turkish Submitted Surnames
are used in the country of Turkey, which is situated in western Asia and southeastern Europe. Turkey is part of the larger Muslim world. See also about Turkish names
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Means "chief, master, lord" in Turkish. From the Turkish ağa
'chief, master, lord', from the Old Turkish aqa
'elder brother'. Traditionally it was a title for a civilian or military officer, or often part of such title, and was placed after the name of certain military functionaries in the Ottoman Empire... [more]
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak
meaning "white" and çam
meaning "pine tree".
Related to any one of several mountains in Turkey by the name of Akdağ, this surname literally derives its meaning from the words ak
meaning "white" and dağ
meaning "mountain" and probably denoted someone who lived in the proximity of such a mountain.
Means "white brow" from Old Turkic ak
"white" and kaş
Means "white rock" from Old Turkic ak
"white" and kaya
Aktaº literally means "white stone" in Turkish, however means also "meerschaum" of Turkey.
The brightest star(s) in the Canis Major. Sirius. Meaning: Ak(white) + yıldız(star)
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Old Turkic ak
"white, honest" and yol
Can means mainly "soul" in Turkish, and also means "life", "person" and "power".Can was derived from Persian.
From the Turkish town of Çanakkale. Canak is the Anglicised form, which may or may not retain its Turkish pronunciation.
Turkish surname derived from the elements can
meaning "spirit", "life", or "heart" and demir
It comes from "Kül Tigin" (? - 575 AD) who was a general of the Second Turkic Kaganate (Göktürks' khaganate). He was a second son of Ilterish Shad and the younger brother of Bilge Kagan.
the Turkish word for the Sun. Ultimately derived from Old Turkic küneş
From the noun güven
meaning "trust, confidence", perhaps designating a trustworthy character, or alternatively one who trusts in others readily.
Turkish / Muslim last name meaning "nightingale".
KAPLAN Jewish, Turkish
Means "tiger" in Turkish. This common Jewish surname has a spelling variation: Caplan
. For an unknown reason, Jewish immigrants who passed through the port at Baltimore had their names changed to Caplan
, while the Jewish immigrants who passed through Ellis Island retained the original K
Means "black water" from Turkish kara
meaning "black, dark" combined with su
From the Turkish word kaya
which simply means "rock".
Means "Solid", also the old Turkish name of a mountain range in Asia where Turks supposedly originated from.
LEPSY Slavic (Rare), Turkish (Rare)
Possibly dating back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Europe, the original Turkic meaning is veiled in mystery, and possibly meant "one who comes from the edge of the lake." ... [more]
Occupational surname denoting a horse-shoe maker, from the Turkish word nal
meaning "horse-shoe" and the particle -cı
a suffix appended to words to create a noun denoting a profession or occupation.
From Turkish oruç
meaning ''fast, to abstain from food''.
Özdemir literally means "pure iron" in Turkish, however means "one who is strong like his genealogy iron".
Means "steel" in Persian. Many Turkish Oghuz descendants are using this surname.
Means ''yellows'' in Turkish. A common place name in Turkey.
SOYDAN Turkish (Modern)
Soy, "lineage, ancestry" and dan "from"; One who has come down from good ancestry (a good family)
TURAN Turkish, Iranian
Ethnic name for someone from Turan, a region of central Asia, said to have been named for Tūr, son of Faridun, a legendary king of Persia who ruled around 750 bc.
From the adjective yavuz
meaning "stern, tough".
Turkish surname derived from the word yüce
meaning "lofty, gracious, noble, eminent".
From Turkish zengin
, ultimately from the Persian سنگين (sangin)