Posted By:Jugoslava, SGS Rodoslovlje
Subject:Re: Origin of Kerkez surname
Post Date:April 23, 2012 at 14:22:50
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Forum:Bosnia/Herzegovina Genealogy Forum
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Origin of the surname KERKEZ :

- etnonym KERKEZ / ČERKEZ It denotes the name in Turkish language of the Adyghe people.

In Serbian language in dialect spoken in Kosovo ČERKEZ is also documented in meanings village,cemetery.

I would have to dig around to see when was the earliest documented occurrence in historical sources.

A good post from our forum with information and referenced original sources on origin of several branches of KERKEZ families:

Serbian Genealogy Society SGS "Rodoslovlje"