The Name Cerkez or Kerkez realy comes from Herzegowina and not from Turkey. Because of your Christian first name PETER y.k. There is olso an Village in Turkey (European side) but the Originals are from Russian Autonomy Karachay-Tscherkessk. Where we come from about 600 earlier with Croats before the Turks. Turkish Cherkess are olso from Karachay-Cherkess, or from Adyge. For more Information send me an E-MAIL to.