Everybody loves turkey, they eat in religious events, a good little sandwich and many more delicious ways. It all started in 1519, Hernando Cortez returned to Spain after traveling around in Mexico, the native “Indians” introduced him to a bird. He told the European world about the bird, the French named it after the Indians, Dindon (which means pouletes d’ Inde). Although the Germans, Dutch and Swedes called it Kilcon after the bird from Calcutta (Indian city). By the time the English heard of it, the bird was supposedly from Turkey.
So basically nobody at the time knew from where the bird was, the names were different for each country.