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.

Arivian / Arevian

I have got a document from my grandfather, where the name of Hatoum Ktendjian appears, showing she was born in Ourfa. The civil attestation is showing that she is my grand-grand mother, because she married the father of my grand father AREVIAN Ohannes. Their son was named ARIVIAN Agop, born ...
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Levon Parian

The book, Crows of the Desert has been made into a feature length documentary film and has been nominated by the ARPA International Film Festival as Best Documentary Film for the 2016 season. Directed by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Marta Houske, the film will have its world premier on Saturday, ...
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She was also a fedayee, who was shot and jailed by the Turks, and later escaped. She emigrated to Whitinsville, Massachusetts and married someone by the name of Ampagoomian.
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Alan Nalbandian

Was he a relative of my Grandfather Guydzhag Nalbandian? Trying to verify that my Grandfather was a resistance fighter at Musa Dagh. He was in the French Armenian Legion during WWI and we know he did not join from the US, he would travel to the US many years later in the 1920’s. 500 resistance ...
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Azad Balian

I’m also from Balian Family and like to know more about the past of my family. Thanks and hope have answer Dalibor Ballian Family is originally from small town near Ankara. They were merchants and were very rich. After they moved to Smyrna. Antoine was born 1839 in that small town near Ankara, ...
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Does anyone know the name of the friend? She bears a striking resemblance to members of my family! Vahé Achikian Actually, the warrior woman on the left with curly black hair, and a revolver in her belt, is Eghisabeth Sultanian of Zeytun, 1874-1948. She immigrated to the United States ( ...
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An-su Aksoy

The second from right is Haig Berberian, (Ortaköy, Istanbul 1887 – Paris 1978), scholar.I am his descendent and actually researching about his (especially early) life.
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