ELIAS is a very common Sephardic name and is found amongst Greek Jews in particular. Just try googling the name
or check any of the genealogy web sites. Turkus also appears to be a Sephardic name or possibly an Eastern European
surname for someone from Turkey. Many of the Jews who left Spain went to Greece and Turkey.
Some of them then moved into Eastern Europe. Your ancestors may well have been Sephardic Jews.
There is a group specifically for Sephardic Jews in Europe - it might be worth getting in touch with them. .
In addition, has anyone in the family tested DNA? In your situation, DNA testing might be very helpful. If you plan to test,
make sure that you pick the DNA organization that will be most helpful in this.
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