Turkalj families are Croats and they are mostly from Slunj. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Slunj and Zagreb. In Cvitović in Slunj every fifth inhabitant had the family name Turkalj.
About 1800 people with faimily name Turkalj live in Croatia today, in 750 households. There were 1500 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number increased by 20 percent. They are located in almost all Croatian counties, in 60 cities and 159 other places, mostly in Zagreb (295), Cvitovic (80), Karlovac (80), Kutina (65), and in Josipdol in Ogulin area (60).