Turchaninov family

 Turchaninov was a surname of several noble families in the Russian Empire. It was also a noble family of Don Cossacks origin from stanitsa Aksayskaya and Starocherkasskaya. The surname Turchaninov might have originated from the archaic word turchanin, meaning


Turchaninov was a surname of several noble families in the Russian Empire. It was also a noble family of Don Cossacks origin from stanitsa Aksayskaya and Starocherkasskaya. The surname Turchaninov might have originated from the archaic word turchanin, meaning "Turk". That was the traditional name that was given to the Turkish prisoners captured during numerous Russo-Turkish wars.
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