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.

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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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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Susan Sinanian Garabedian

These men were the founders of the LA chapter in the 50’s I think there were a few more but not pictured. Diane Zakian Rumbaugh Rouben Zambakjian is on the far right, top row. He’s my grandfather. Kalenderian Hello Diana how are you taaaaa o zaman bile kuuuuuucucuk bir ciyty olan everek ...
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Vahé Achikian

The photo is of Megerdich Yakoubian, the Ishkhan (Qodjabashi) of Zeytoun’s Qarghalar Tagh ( Mahallé ), photo taken in Istanbul in January 1896. Meguerditch Agha Yaqoubian, 1806 – 1872 is photographed here in 1865, Istanbul, in the building of the Constantinople Armenian Patriarchate. Meguerditch ...
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Vahé Achikian

Aram Bey Tcholaqian was one of the last hero freedom fighters of Zeytun, who was the younger brother of Mesrop Agha Tcholaqian, and together with his brother Aram Bey had participated in the 1915 March – June Zeytun resistance against the Ottoman Turkish aggression and arrests in Zeytun on the ...
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Vahé Achikian

The photo is of Usta (Master) Artin Tcholakyan in 1913 of Zeytun, a master craftsman of the Santoor, an oriental version of the celtic hammered dulcimer. Usta Artin was the paternal uncle of Panos Tcholakyan, one of the heroic freedom fighters of Zeytun who was the distinguished squad leader of ...
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Vahe Achikian

The photo is of the Great Defender of Dalvorik valley Armenians around Mush, Serop Aghpouïre Pasha: he was the son of a noble well-to-do family, but because of his patriotic & idealistic conviction, he chose to take up arms to defend Mush Armenians from the wild Hamidiye Kurds and Turks who ...
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