No, this does not mean Farkas born Turk. The Hungarian language is a
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Finno-Ugric language that has nothing whatsoever to do with French
and is not related to any central European languages. (It is,
however, related to Finnish and Turkish.) Turk Farkasne means Mrs.
Farkas Turk. Hungarians state surname first and then given name.
The suffix "ne" after a given name means Mrs. XX.
Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Marian Brown <email@example.com> wrote:
Dear Language experts,stating that this female
Is it possible that Farkasne Turk is a way of
is the wife of Farkas Turk? Or would Farkasne be agiven name in its
Although Farkas is the accepted Hungarian form of the
name Wolfgang, it is a relatively common family name.
It actually means wolf.
As for the name you have there, the suffix -ne
indicates married name, being a derivative of the French
_ne'e_, meaning _born_. It is a Hungarian custom for
people to use both their married and maiden names the
way it appears in your post. So in your case Farkasne
Turk means: Farkas, born Turk... her given name should
follow after that.