The Story of Turkish Surnames: An Onomastic Study of Turkish Family Names, Their Origins, and Related Matters, Volume 1
"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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