Surname Çesar (very important)
I've been trying to get some information on this surname everywhere, so if you know anything I would be really thankful. I've found one man with this surname, Hasan Çesar in Istanbul. I have reason to believe the name is Kurdish or Turkish, but when I ask people they say they've never heard of such a name. This is very important to me, as it concerns my origin. If it is of any help, the first names of the people I believe to have this odd surname are Harun and Mine. Is this just a really really rare Turkish surname or does it originally come from some other place?
Thank you,
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How is it pronounced?
Is the first letter pronounced "ch" (like in 'chair')?

The name may mean "Caesar".

Regarding its origin (Turkish or Kurdish), may prove very
difficult to trace. During Ottoman Empire, a lot of populations
were intermingled in a vast area (Asia Minor, Balkan peninsula)
and their family names reflect this fact. It is not rare, for
example, to find Greek, Serbian, Bulgarian or Albanian family names
that are of Turkish origin and vice versa.

Thus, I think that the important is your own view about your
nationality, cultural heritage etc.

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Obviously it's not 'very important' enough to Deborah, to answer a simple question. But I would like to take this opportunity to explain the name Deborah, which means 'bee'. It comes from the root D-B-R, which has the general meaning 'having large hind-quarters', in other words, a huge behind. This is appropriate for a bee, but I think if this fact was widely known, the name Deborah would rapidly go out of use :D
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