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The story of Turkish surnames : an onomastic study of Turkish family names, their origins, and related matters

Author: İbrahim Aksu
Publisher: Çanakkale, Turkey : Olay Gazetesi, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Ottoman times, everyone in Turkey was identified by titles, nicknames, birthplace, and parentage. Then, in 1934, a new law was issued. Everyone had to take a surname. Why did one family choose this surname and another family take that surname? This book relates the circumstances in anecdotal form as remembered by the family itself." (back cover).
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: İbrahim Aksu
ISBN: 9944516309 9789944516303
OCLC Number: 866705164
Description: 341 pages
Responsibility: İbrahim Aksu.

Abstract:

"In Ottoman times, everyone in Turkey was identified by titles, nicknames, birthplace, and parentage. Then, in 1934, a new law was issued. Everyone had to take a surname. Why did one family choose this surname and another family take that surname? This book relates the circumstances in anecdotal form as remembered by the family itself." (back cover).
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