Is TURKANOVSKI also TURKIEWICS? #names


Marvin Turkanis
 

My TURKANIS family emigrated from Zvhil, and in the Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy Yizkor book a student named TURKANOVSKI in nearby Zshitomir headed up an armed troop.

Could the student TURKANOVSKI be my TURKANIS, TURKIEWICS, TURKEIWICS, TURKIEWICZ, TURKEWISCH ancestor?

Marvin Turkanis


kdomeshek@...
 

According to Bieder's Dictionary of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire:

Turkovich and phonetic variants derive from the village of Turkovichi.

Turchanovskiy is listed as a variant of Turchinskiy and Turchanskiy, derived from the village of Turchino or Turchiny.

Beider is not always right, but his work is right more often than wrong.  The point being, the dictionary lists both surnames, and shows them as being different, not variants of each other.

Ken Domeshek
Damesek (Nesvizh), Braverman (Nesvizh), Kartorzynski (Nowogrudek, Korelitz, Negnewicze), Sinienski (Negnewicze, Lyubcha)