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.

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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Vahe Achikian

Hazor (Ghazor) Ishkhan Shovroghlian was one of the brave leaders of the 1st Zeytun Rebellion of 1862 against Aziz Pasha’s Ottoman Turkish brigade, along with Yenidünya Astvatzadour Pasha and Der Movses Khatchougentz of Zeytun. He was the Prince of Boz Bayir quarter of Zeytun, and was almost 80 ...
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Vahe Achikian

Nazareth Aga Surenoglu { Surenian Ishkhan Nazareth } was the Ishkhan or Kojabashi of the Merkez Mahallesi [ Central Bazar District ] of Zeytun, also referred to as the Surenian Quarter or Merkez Tagh from 1871 to 1904. His princely clan lived in the historic Surenyan Qale fortress-mansion built ...
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Vahe Achikian

The “Arachnort” Yepiscopos is Der Bartoghimeos or Der Bartoghime of F?rnus and he shepherded his Armenian Apostolic Christian parishioners at Surp Garapet church of F?rnus ,and this photo is from 1895 during the Grand Rebellion of Zeytun of 1895-1896 in which he participated and fought valiantly ...
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Vahe Achikian

Yenidünya Astvadzadour Pasha [ Astvadzadour Pasha Yenidünyayan ],1830-1899 was one of the four legendary Qodjabashi or Ishkhans of Zeytoun – his ruled quarter in Zeytoun was called Yuqari Mahallesi or Verin Tagh, also referred to as Yenidünya sector or Sourp Lousavoritch church community of ...
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Margo W. Arroyo (Karabilikian-Encababian)

My father, Hagop Karabilikian/Karabelikian, and his 3 older sisters were from Amasya. Their father Avedis Karabilikian and mother Karabilikian/Karabelikian (née Bakdamurian) perished in the genocide. My grandfather Avedis was a textile merchant on the Silk Road. My father arrived in the USA in ...
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Vahe Achikian

The correct name is Hunchak Abardyan of Zeytun. The Abardyan clan used to be one of the ruling feudal “Ishkhans” of Zeytun, but in the early 1800’s they ran afoul of the Yenidunyayan clan and were defeated and decimated. The survivors ran away to Marash and became foot soldiers and trustees for ...
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