Tag : Armenian last names

Armenian last names (family names) bear the suffix -ian, -iants, -ants, -iantz, ents, entz, ontz or -ouni.

The difficulty of the host countries in understanding the Armenian sounds may have caused changes to the Armenian last names. The spoliation of properties and destruction of documents during the Armenian Genocide may have caused the alteration or the loss of the Armenian last name.

Maciejak

Do you get more information from Toros family ? I would like to know if he was a cousin of my grand mother Agavni Kaladjian born 1906 at Karpout ?
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Fran Simonian

My husband’s grandfather was Kazar Simonian from Alexandrapol or Yerevan. Born c. 1860. He married Zoira (sp?) Petrosian. Two sons I know of…Haiganoosh (Haik) and Ardash Simonian migrated to U.S. In 1921 thru Constantinople and settled in Los Angeles. Haik was born with an extra thumb on his ...
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