Tag : Armenian last names

Armenian last names (family names) bear the suffix -ian, -iants, -ants,
-iantz, -yan, -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.

Edward Yazijian

My great grandfather, Mgrdich Sarian, a respected intellectual, was the headmaster of the Nersesian School in Moush. He was arrested for sedition by the Ottoman government in 1884 and forced to leave his job. I know that he died and was buried in Smyrna (Izmir) in 1901, but know little else ...
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S Balian

Was Antranik Balian Manoug Balian’s son (grandfather Hakop, and great grand father Giragos) and had Hakop, Zhirayr, Mary, Vartouhi, Sona siblings? Manoug Balian had a brother Vartan, and sisters Arig, Mary, and Trvantuhi (Haji Kez / Eranouhi). Also in our family we have another Antranik Balian, ...
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S Balian

Is Zaven Balian Habet Balian’s son (Habet had a sister Gyuluzar and Zaven had a brother Ara). If yes, then we are related. We have a Facebook Group: Balian Family, and a huge Family tree which we keep updating. I hope we can connect!
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Selin

I was wondering if anyone knew the names of the people in this picture. I’d be interested to know if anyone can provide me with answers! Thanks
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Lena Kiledjian

hello, my grand grandfather’s name is Arshag Kilejian, i am from Urfa but dont have my big families history. Can someone who posted this photo give me some infos if he has. Thank you
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Lisa Manookian

Hampartsum Khedeshian was my grandmother’s uncle. Is there any other information on him or anyone with the last name of Khedeshian. Tamar Hello my name is tamar khedeshian,my grand father is Kaloust. We live in Lebanon.very small family,the descendants of Kaloust,and kevor(his older ...
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Janet Gedigian

Can anyone tell me who contributed this photograph? Where and when was it taken? Where were the people in the photo from? Where are descendants now? My Gedigian ancestors were from Shar and Hadjin, Turkey. Our Family is in California, but I know of other Gedigian families as well with various ...
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Victoria Butler-Sloss

Hi and thank you for this. have written a book in which Mgrdich appears in a chapter. however, I have some family member names as different. I have his brothers named as Kevork, Hovannes, Sarkis, Nerses (and maybe Levon, although he is not in story). I also have his sister as Mariam and his wife ...
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