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BABAIGHian.
 
BABAIGHian.
  
BABAJANian (T/P) Dear father; good natured, fatherly.
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BABAJANian (T/P) Good natured, fatherly.
  
 
BABAKian.
 
BABAKian.
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BABODJIan.
 
BABODJIan.
  
BABOGHLIan.(T) Grandfather’s son.
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BABOGHLANian See BABOGHLIan.
  
BABOOMian.
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BABOGHLIan (T) Father’s son.
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BABOOMian.See BABAMian.
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BABOSian
  
 
BABOUDJIan.
 
BABOUDJIan.
  
BABOUMian.
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BABOUMian. See BABAMian.
  
 
BABOUJian See PABOUJIan.
 
BABOUJian See PABOUJIan.
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BADANAJIan (T) Whitewasher; preparer of color washes.
 
BADANAJIan (T) Whitewasher; preparer of color washes.
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BADANian (A) Young.
  
 
BADASHIan.
 
BADASHIan.
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BAGHOYian.Dim. of BAGHDASARian
 
BAGHOYian.Dim. of BAGHDASARian
  
BAGHRAMian (T) My bosom; See BARGHAMian.
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BAGHRAMian (T) My bosom, my heart.
  
 
BAGHRian
 
BAGHRian
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BAGOUMian.
 
BAGOUMian.
 
BAGHOUMian.
 
  
 
BAGRADUNI.See PAKRADOUNI
 
BAGRADUNI.See PAKRADOUNI
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BAKALian (Ab) Grocer.
 
BAKALian (Ab) Grocer.
  
BAKAMJIan (T) Bakam is a type of red pear, the juice of which was used to dye felt for fez and saddle pads. Cesar Chekijian provides the following information on this unique name: “In Aintab, Turkey, in the 1860’s two partners by the name of Yeghia who were in the lucrative felt (Keche in Turkish) making business and who were known as Kechejian, invented a dark blue/purple color dye from the ‘Bakam’ tree, which is the name for a variety of pear tree grown near Aintab. The Dye became very popular for not running or fading, business prospered and so, both partners’ families became known as the Bakamjians, and one partner’s daughter married the other partner’s son, creating one (and only) Bakamjian family. My aunt married Yeghia’s grandson (also named Yeghia – Eleazar: “God is my Help”), who was ordained in 1932 as Der Mesrob Bakamjian.”
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BAKAMJIan (T) Bakam is a type of tree, the sap of which was used to dye felt for fez and saddle pads. Cesar  
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Chekijian provides the following information on this unique name:  
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“In Aintab, Turkey, in the 1860s two partners by the name of Yeghia, who were in the lucrative felt- (keche in Turkish) making business and who were  
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known as Kechejian, invented a dark red colored dye from the dark red/purple/maroon sap of the ‘Bakam’ tree, which is the name for a variety of tree  
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grown near Aintab.  
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The dye became very popular for not running or fading, business prospered and so, both partners’ families became known as the Bakamjians. One
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partner’s daughter married the other partner’s son, creating only one Bakamjian family. My aunt married Yeghia’s grandson (also named Yeghia), who  
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was ordained in 1932 as Der Mesrob Bakamjian. My source is my first cousin Serco Bakamjian, who was Dr. Berge Bakamjian's uncle. Serco was one of the
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committee members for the publication of the authoritative three volume work "History of Aintab" in the 1950s. His knowledge of Aintab families was
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vast. He was my inspiration in pursuing our family tree and history. His father Rev. Mesrob Bakamjian was a teacher at a "College" (High School) in
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Aintab and one of the leaders of the Aintab community in Lebanon until the late 1950s.
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Serco had said that the tree had been imported from a secret origin and that they had referred to it as a "pear tree." Probably as a smoke screen. It
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is my conjecture that the "pear tree” was in reality a “bloodwood tree” imported from Morocco where it originated. The Meghrublian family in Aintab
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traded with Morocco (Maghreb is Arabic for Morocco). Resources such as the bloodwood tree would have easily gravitated from Morocco to Alexandria-
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Sanjak by sea and one more day by cart ride to Aintab.”
  
 
BAKARDZian See BAKIRJIan.
 
BAKARDZian See BAKIRJIan.
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BAKHCHINian.
 
BAKHCHINian.
  
BAKHTYARian (P) Lucky, fortunate.
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BAKHSHISHian (T)  
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BAKHTEYARian See BAKHTYARian.
  
 
BAKHTIARian.See BAKHTYARian
 
BAKHTIARian.See BAKHTYARian
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BAKHTIYARian.See BAKHTYARian.
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BAKHTYARian (P) Lucky, fortunate.
  
 
BAKIMJIan
 
BAKIMJIan
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BAKTRAyan.
 
BAKTRAyan.
  
BALABANian 1. (T) Huge bear-like man; 2. (T) Maker/player of a double-reed wind instrument the origin of which is the Armenian doudoug.3. (P) Native of Balaban Khoy, a village in Aland Rural District, Safayyeh District, Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran
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BALABANian 1. (T) Huge bear-like man; 2. (T) Maker/player of a double-reed wind  
  
BALABEGian (T) Young tiger, young prince.
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instrument the origin of which is the Armenian doudoug.3. (P) Native of Balaban Khoy, a
  
BALADJIan (P) Honeymoon.  
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village in Aland Rural District, Safayyeh District, Khoy County, West Azerbaijan
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Province, Iran
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BALABEGian (T) Young tiger, young prince.
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BALADJIan (P) Honeymoon.  
  
 
BALADOUNI
 
BALADOUNI
  
BALAKian (T) Buffalo calf. (H) A Biblical character described in the Book of Numbers, and who was opposed to the Israelites who had been brought out of Egypt.
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BALAKian (T) Buffalo calf. (H) A Biblical character described in the Book of Numbers,  
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and who was opposed to the Israelites who had been brought out of Egypt.
  
 
BALALIan.
 
BALALIan.
  
 
BALAMian (T) My child. My honey.
 
BALAMian (T) My child. My honey.
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BALAMOUDian
  
 
BALANian (T) porch.
 
BALANian (T) porch.
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BALGOCHIan.
 
BALGOCHIan.
  
BALian (P/T) Dear honey.
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BALian (P/T) Dear honey. See BALJIan.
  
 
BALIGian Dim. of BALian.
 
BALIGian Dim. of BALian.
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BALOyan.Dim. of  
 
BALOyan.Dim. of  
  
BALTA-BASHJIan (T) Maker/seller of axes, cleavers, hatchets; woodcutter; sapper or pioneer; fireman equipped with an axe; halberdier in the old Palace Guard of the Sultan.
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BALTA-BASHJIan (T)  
  
BALTAyan.See BALTA-BASHJIan
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BALTAJIan (T) Maker/seller of axes, cleavers, hatchets; woodcutter; sapper or
  
BALTAJIan See BALTA-BASHJIan
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pioneer; fireman equipped with an axe; halberdier in the old Palace Guard of the Sultan.
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BALTAyan.See BALTAJIan
  
 
BALTAZARian.See BAGHDASARian
 
BALTAZARian.See BAGHDASARian
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BALUSHian.
 
BALUSHian.
  
BALYOSian (T) Old title of Venetian Ambassador, applied vulgarly also to foreign consuls.
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BALYOSian (T) Old title of Venetian Ambassador, applied vulgarly also to foreign \
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consuls.
  
 
BALYOZian (T) Dealer in sledgehammers.
 
BALYOZian (T) Dealer in sledgehammers.
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BARMAZian.
 
BARMAZian.
  
BARONian.(A) Princely title of respect dating back to the Rupenian Dynasty in feudal times.
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BARONian.(A) Princely title of respect dating back to the Rupenian Dynasty in feudal  
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times.
  
 
BAROORian See BAROUYRian
 
BAROORian See BAROUYRian
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BASAMIyan
 
BASAMIyan
 
BASian.
 
  
 
BASDAJIan.See BASTAJIan.
 
BASDAJIan.See BASTAJIan.
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BASHMAKian See BASHMAKCHIan
 
BASHMAKian See BASHMAKCHIan
  
BASHMAKCHIan (T) Shoemaker, or someone who looks after the removed shoes of those entering a mosque.
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BASHMAKCHIan (T) Shoemaker, or someone who looks after the removed shoes of  
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those entering a mosque.
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BASHREISian (T) Head leader.
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BASian.
  
 
BASMADJIan. See BASMAJIan.
 
BASMADJIan. See BASMAJIan.
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BASTADJIan See BASTAJIan
 
BASTADJIan See BASTAJIan
  
BASTAJIan(T) Street pushcart vendor.
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BASTAJIan (T) Street pushcart vendor; one who sets up a temporary table in a bazaar to sell products. Levon
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Bastajian of Massachusetts states: “Bastajian or Basdajian originates from the Turkish word Basda where our great-
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grandparents had a display counter of needles, threads and spools, etc. at the bazaar in Dortyol, Turkey & that is
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how they made their living. People called them Basdaji hence the name Basdajian or Bastajian.”
  
 
BASTEGian.
 
BASTEGian.
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BASTERMAJIan See PASTERMAJIan.
 
BASTERMAJIan See PASTERMAJIan.
  
BASTian
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BASTian.
  
BATAKian (T) Quagmire, bog, marsh; about to sink or perish; desperate (condition or affair).
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BATAKian (T) Quagmire, bog, marsh; about to sink or perish; desperate (condition or  
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affair).
  
 
BATALIan.
 
BATALIan.
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BATMAZian (T) Not destroyed, not to go out of existence.
 
BATMAZian (T) Not destroyed, not to go out of existence.
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BATOyan.
  
 
BATTAyan.
 
BATTAyan.
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BAZILian.
 
BAZILian.
  
BAZIRGANian.See BAZARGANian.
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BAZIRGANian See BAZARGANian.
  
BAZIRGIan.Dim. of BAZARGANian.
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BAZIRGIan Dim. of BAZARGANian.
  
 
BAZIRJIan.
 
BAZIRJIan.
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BAZZAZian (P/Ab) Linen-draper.
 
BAZZAZian (P/Ab) Linen-draper.
  
BCHAKJIan See BICHAKJian.
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BCHAKJIan See BUCHAKJian.
  
 
BCHTIKian.
 
BCHTIKian.
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BEBOyan.Dim. of  
 
BEBOyan.Dim. of  
  
BECHAKDJIan See BICHAKJIan.
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BECHAKDJIan See BUCHAKJIan.
  
 
BECHLIan See BESHLIan.
 
BECHLIan See BESHLIan.
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BEDRASSian. See BEDROSian
 
BEDRASSian. See BEDROSian
  
BEDROSian (Gr) Petros: Rock, stone.
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BEDROSian (Gr) Petros: Rock, stone..
  
 
BEDROSSian.See BEDROSian
 
BEDROSSian.See BEDROSian
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BEGian (K) Lord.
 
BEGian (K) Lord.
  
BEGIJANian.(K/P) Dear lord.
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BEGIJANian.(K/P) Dear lord..
  
 
BEGLARian.(K) Lords.
 
BEGLARian.(K) Lords.
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BEIKian.See BEGian.
 
BEIKian.See BEGian.
  
BEJAKian. See BICHAKJIan.
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BEJAKian.SDee BICHAKJIan.
  
 
BEJANian.
 
BEJANian.
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BEKEARian.
 
BEKEARian.
 
BEKERian.
 
  
 
BEKEREDJIan.
 
BEKEREDJIan.
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BEKIARian.See BEGLARian.
 
BEKIARian.See BEGLARian.
  
BEKJIan. See BEKCHIan.
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BEKJIan See BEKCHIan.
  
BEKLIan. See BEGLIan.
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BEKLIan.See BEGLIan.
  
 
BEKMEJIan.
 
BEKMEJIan.
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BEKNAZARian.See BEGNAZARian.
 
BEKNAZARian.See BEGNAZARian.
  
BEKTASHIan (T) Belonging to the Bektashi sect of Dervishes. Freethinker, dissolute.
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BEKTASHian (T) Native of Cheveji Bektash district of Gesaria, Historic Armenia.
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Belonging to the Bektashi sect of Dervishes. Freethinker, dissolute.
  
 
BEKZADian.
 
BEKZADian.
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BELOyan.Dim. of  
 
BELOyan.Dim. of  
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BELSIGHian
  
 
BENian (T) See BENLIan
 
BENian (T) See BENLIan
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BENONian.
 
BENONian.
  
BEOREKJIan (T) Maker/seller of meat/cheese turnovers.
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BEOJIUKian
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BEOLEORENLIan
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BEOREKJIan (T) Maker/seller of meat/cheese turnovers.
  
 
BERAKEHian
 
BERAKEHian
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BEREJIKian.See BEREJIKLIan.
 
BEREJIKian.See BEREJIKLIan.
  
BEREJIKLIan. ( ) Native of Berejik, a town in Historic Armenia.
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BEREJIKLIan. ( ) Native of Berejik, a town near Aintab in Historic Armenia.
  
 
BEREKGIan.
 
BEREKGIan.
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BERGOUDian.
 
BERGOUDian.
  
BERGUBEGian (A/K) Native of Berg, a village in the vicinity of Kars, in Historic Armenia. Beg is Kurdish for lord, therefore: lord of the village.
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BERGUBEGian (A/K) Native of Berg, a village in the vicinity of Kars, in Historic  
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Armenia. Beg is Kurdish for lord, therefore: lord of the village.
  
 
BERian.
 
BERian.
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BESHIGJIan (T) Cradle builder/seller.
 
BESHIGJIan (T) Cradle builder/seller.
  
BESHIGTASHLIan  (T) Stone/rock cradle; Name of district in Istanbul.
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BESHIGTASHLIan  (T) Stone/rock cradle, Name of district in Istanbul.
  
 
BESHLIan. (T) One of five.
 
BESHLIan. (T) One of five.
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BEYAZian White. Someone with light coloredskin.
 
BEYAZian White. Someone with light coloredskin.
  
BEYLERian.(T) Plural possessive form of bey, formerly a title inferior to pasha and superior to agha. Later used to denote gentleman, prince, chief.
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BEYLERian.(T) Plural possessive form of bey, formerly a title inferior to pasha and  
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superior to agha. Later used to denote gentleman, prince, chief.
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BEYLIan (T) Gentlemanly.
  
 
BEYLIKian  
 
BEYLIKian  
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BIBULian See BOULBOULian.
 
BIBULian See BOULBOULian.
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BICHAKJIan See BUCHAKJIan.
  
 
BIDILIKian.
 
BIDILIKian.
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BIGDERian.
 
BIGDERian.
  
BIJAKJIan. See BUCHAKJIan.
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BIJAKJIan.See BUCHAKJIan.
  
 
BIJIMENian.
 
BIJIMENian.
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BILEZERian.See BILAZARian.
 
BILEZERian.See BILAZARian.
  
BILEZIKian (T) Bracelet, bangle, wristlet, collet dealer.
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BILEZIKian See BILEZIKJIan.
  
BILEZIKJIan.See BILEZIKian.
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BILEZIKJIan. (T) Bracelet, bangle, wristlet, collet dealer.
  
 
BILIZERian.
 
BILIZERian.
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BINGAZian
 
BINGAZian
  
BIRAZian (T) A little; rather, Originally BOYRAZIAN (Moving with the wind) boy: height, stature;  raz: secret, mystery.
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BIRAZian (T) A little; rather, Originally BOYRAZIAN (Moving with the wind) boy:  
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height, stature;  raz: secret, mystery.
  
 
BIREBIRian
 
BIREBIRian
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BLBULian See BOULBOULian.
 
BLBULian See BOULBOULian.
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BLGHOORJIan See BURGHOULian.
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BLGOURJIan See BURGHOULian.
  
 
BLIKian.
 
BLIKian.
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BOGHARian.See POGHARARian
 
BOGHARian.See POGHARARian
  
BOGHCHALIian See BOGHCHAyan
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BOGHCHALIian See BOGHCHAyan.
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BOGHCHELIan See BOGHCHAyan.
  
 
BOGHCHAyan (T) Bundle
 
BOGHCHAyan (T) Bundle
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BOGHOZian See BOGHOSian.
 
BOGHOZian See BOGHOSian.
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BOGHZILIan
  
 
BOGIGian Dim. of BOGDANian, BOGHOSian.
 
BOGIGian Dim. of BOGDANian, BOGHOSian.
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BOGOSSian. See BOGHOSian.
 
BOGOSSian. See BOGHOSian.
  
BOHAJIan. See BOYAJIan. This misspelling of Boyajian is an example of the variances that can result from the differences between Eastern and Western Armenian.  As a conjecture, the following scenario is plausible. When an Eastern Armenian-speaking person bears the name Boyajian, he writes the name with the spelling of the letter J (hee) for the y sound instead of  (yech) as is done in Western Armenian. Then, when a Western Armenian-speaking person sees the name Boyajian spelled with the letter J (hee), he pronounces it Bohajian.
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BOHAJIan. See BOYAJIan. This misspelling of Boyajian is an example of the variances  
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that can result from the differences between Eastern and Western Armenian.  As a  
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conjecture, the following scenario is plausible.  
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When an Eastern Armenian-speaking person bears the name Boyajian, he writes  
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the name with the spelling of the letter J (hee) for the y sound instead of  (yech) as
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is done in Western Armenian. Then, when a Western Armenian-speaking person  
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sees the name Boyajian spelled with the letter J (hee), he pronounces it Bohajian.
  
 
BOHATian (T) Bootblack.
 
BOHATian (T) Bootblack.
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BOHIGIAN See BOGHOSian,
 
BOHIGIAN See BOGHOSian,
  
BOHIKian See BOGHOSian.
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BOHIKian See BOGHOSian..
  
 
BOHJALIan See BOGHCHAyan
 
BOHJALIan See BOGHCHAyan
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BOLOyan.See BOULIBEGian, BOULEYan, BOULIGian, BOULian.
 
BOLOyan.See BOULIBEGian, BOULEYan, BOULIGian, BOULian.
  
BOLSETSIan. Native of Istanboul.
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BOLSETSIan..Native of Istanboul.
  
 
BOLSETZIan.See BOLSETSIan.
 
BOLSETZIan.See BOLSETSIan.
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BONJOUKJIan (T) Maker or seller of glass beads.
 
BONJOUKJIan (T) Maker or seller of glass beads.
  
BONJOUKLIan  (T) Adorned with beads, especially a blue bead in a child’s hair or a horse’s mane to avert the evl eye.
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BONJOUKLIan  (T) Adorned with beads, especially a blue bead in a child’s hair or a  
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horse’s mane to avert the evl eye.
  
 
BONJUKJIan See BONJOUKJIan.
 
BONJUKJIan See BONJOUKJIan.
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BONSUKian.
 
BONSUKian.
  
BOODAGHian. See BOUDOUGHian, BOUDAKian.
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BOODAGHian.See BOUDOUGHian, BOUDAKian.
  
BOODAKian. See BOUDAKian.
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BOODAKian.See BOUDAKian.
  
 
BOODANian.
 
BOODANian.
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BOOKRAJIan See BAKRAJIan.
 
BOOKRAJIan See BAKRAJIan.
  
BOOLGHOORJIan See BULGHOURian.
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BOOLGHOORJIan See BURGHOULian.
  
 
BOOLOOZian.
 
BOOLOOZian.
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BORANian See BORANJIan.
 
BORANian See BORANJIan.
  
BORANJIan (T) Borani: a dish of vegetables and rice.
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BORANJIan (T) Borani: a dish of vegetables and rice
  
 
BORHANian.See BORANJIan.
 
BORHANian.See BORANJIan.
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BORZAKian.
 
BORZAKian.
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BOSHGEZENian (T) Saunterer, idler, loafer, gallivanter, slacker.
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man about town
  
 
BOSHian.
 
BOSHian.
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BOUDAGHian (T) Branch, grapevine.
 
BOUDAGHian (T) Branch, grapevine.
  
BOUDAKian (P) Guelder-rose (Dutch) a cultivated variety of the cranberry tree, or bush with large globose heads of sterile flowers; snowball tree.
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BOUDAKian (P) Guelder-rose (Dutch) a cultivated variety of the cranberry tree, or bush  
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with large globose heads of sterile flowers; snowball tree.
  
 
BOUDAKLIan See BOUDAKian.
 
BOUDAKLIan See BOUDAKian.
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BOULDOyan.Dim. of PELTEKian.
 
BOULDOyan.Dim. of PELTEKian.
  
BOULGHOURJIan.See BULGHOURian.
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BOULGHOURCHIan.See BURGHOULian
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BOULGHOURJIan.See BURGHOULian
  
BOULGOURJIan. See BULGHOURian.
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BOULGOURJIan. See BURGHOULian
  
 
BOULOUTian.(T) Cloud.
 
BOULOUTian.(T) Cloud.
  
 
BOURCHOLIan.
 
BOURCHOLIan.
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BOURGALian See BULGHOURian
  
 
BOURGHOLian See BULGHOURian.
 
BOURGHOLian See BULGHOURian.
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BOURJEKian (T) Burchak: Cultivator of vetch, as feed for farm animals.
 
BOURJEKian (T) Burchak: Cultivator of vetch, as feed for farm animals.
  
BOURMAJIan (T) Preparer/seller of a sweet dessert made of walnuts rolled in flaky dough. Known also as saghi bourma, or sari bourma, both of which are variants of sareghi bourrma, a sultans head cover, which it is supposed to resemble.
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BOURMAJIan (T) Preparer/seller of a sweet dessert made of walnuts rolled in flaky  
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dough. Known also as saghi bourma, or sari bourma, both of which are variants of  
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sareghi bourma, a sultans head cover, which it is supposed to resemble.
  
 
BOURMAyan.See BOURMAJIan
 
BOURMAyan.See BOURMAJIan
  
BOURNAZian (T) Large nose. As a symbol of pride: proud, arrogant.
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BOURNAZian See BOURNOUZian
  
BOURNOUTian (Ab) Variant of burunotu: nose weed, or snuff. Snuffing tobacco dealer. The foregoing has been attested to by Prof. George Bournoutian of Iona College, who states, “You are correct. The family is from Van and yes they must have been selling snuff tobacco sometime in the 19th century.”
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BOURNOUTian (Ab) Variant of burun otu: nose weed, or snuff. Snuffing tobacco  
  
BOURNOUZian (Ab) Burnoose, woolen cloak, bathrobe.
+
dealer.  
  
BOUROUJIan (T) Silkworm thread spinner, whose work follows removal of the silk thread from the cocoon, which has been soaked in water, and which thread  has been subsequently dried and dyed.
+
The foregoing has been attested to by Prof. George Bournoutian of Iona College,
 +
 
 +
who states, “You are correct. The family is from Van and yes they must have
 +
 
 +
been selling snuff tobacco sometime in the 19th century.”
 +
 
 +
BOURNOUZian (Ab) Burnoose, woolen cloak, bathrobe dealer.
 +
 
 +
BOUROUJIan (T) Silkworm thread spinner, whose work follows removal of the silk  
 +
 
 +
thread from the cocoon, which has been soaked in water, and which thread  has  
 +
 
 +
been subsequently dried and dyed.
  
 
BOUROUNSOUZian.(T) Literally, without a nose; figuratively, having no sense of  
 
BOUROUNSOUZian.(T) Literally, without a nose; figuratively, having no sense of  
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BOYAJAYan.See BOYAJIan
 
BOYAJAYan.See BOYAJIan
  
BOYAJIan (T) dyer, colorman, bootblack, house painter, fine arts painter, dealer in paints.
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BOYAJIan (T) dyer, colorman, bootblack, house painter, fine arts painter, dealer in  
 +
 
 +
paints.
  
 
BOYALIan.
 
BOYALIan.
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BOYAMian (T) One of common or ordinary height.
 
BOYAMian (T) One of common or ordinary height.
  
BOYAN Dim. of BOGHOAian, BOYAJIan.
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BOYAN Dim. of BOGHOSian, BOYAJIan.
  
 
BOYATZIan.
 
BOYATZIan.
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BOZADJIan See BOZAJIan
 
BOZADJIan See BOZAJIan
  
BOZAJIan (T) A bozaji is a purveyor of boza, a fermented drink made from millet. The boza ale has recently gained wider popularity. Here follows a quotation from the Bizarre News Magazine issue of January 17, 2007:
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BOZAJIan (T) A bozaji is a purveyor of boza, a fermented drink made from millet. The  
 +
 
 +
boza ale has recently gained wider popularity. Here follows a quotation from the  
 +
 
 +
Bizarre News Magazine issue of January 17, 2007:
  
 
Breast-Enhancing Beer Gains Popularity
 
Breast-Enhancing Beer Gains Popularity
  
LONDON, Since Bulgaria joined the European Union, sales of Boza Ale, which claims to give women bigger breasts, has skyrocketed. European men have been purchasing the beer, made from yeast and fermented flour, for European women since the extra taxes were removed with EU participation, Britain's the Sun reported Monday. Bar owners and shopkeepers are also stocking up, the report said. The Sun said a Romanian man, Barmy Constantin Barbu, traveled across the Danube River just to purchase a case of Boza Ale for his wife. "I really hope I see an improvement," Barbu said.  
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LONDON, Since Bulgaria joined the European Union, sales of Boza Ale, which claims  
 +
 
 +
to give women bigger breasts, has skyrocketed. European men have been  
 +
 
 +
purchasing the beer, made from yeast and fermented flour, for European women  
 +
 
 +
since the extra taxes were removed with EU participation, Britain's the Sun  
 +
 
 +
reported Monday. Bar owners and shopkeepers are also stocking up, the report  
 +
 
 +
said. The Sun said a Romanian man, Barmy Constantin Barbu, traveled across the  
 +
 
 +
Danube River just to purchase a case of Boza Ale for his wife. "I really hope I see  
 +
 
 +
an improvement," Barbu said.  
  
 
BOZARJIan. See BOZAJIan
 
BOZARJIan. See BOZAJIan
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BOZIGian.Dim. of BOZian.
 
BOZIGian.Dim. of BOZian.
  
BOZKURTian.(T) Grey wolf: intelligent, shrewd, clever, sharp, witty, cunning, sly, crafty, artful. Legendary wolf said to have led the Turks across a mountain barrier into the open world. The Grey Wolf was the title of a book published in July 1952 by the British writer HS Armstrong about the famous Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Grey Wolf was the name some gave to Ataturk for reviving Turkish nationalism.
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BOZKURTian.(T) Grey wolf: intelligent, shrewd, clever, sharp, witty, cunning, sly,  
 +
 
 +
crafty, artful. Legendary wolf said to have led the Turks across a mountain  
 +
 
 +
barrier into the open world. The Grey Wolf was the title of a book  
 +
 
 +
published in July 1952 by the British writer HS Armstrong about the  
 +
 
 +
famous Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Grey Wolf was the name  
 +
 
 +
some gave to Ataturk for reviving Turkish nationalism.
  
 
BOZoklu See BOZian.
 
BOZoklu See BOZian.
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BUCHAKian . See BUCHAKJIan.
 
BUCHAKian . See BUCHAKJIan.
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 +
BUCHAKJIan.(T) Knife dealer.
  
 
BUCHALJIan.
 
BUCHALJIan.
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BUDAKian See BOUDAKian
 
BUDAKian See BOUDAKian
 +
 +
BUDDAZian
  
 
BUDURian.See BODOURian.
 
BUDURian.See BODOURian.
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BULGHADARyan.
 
BULGHADARyan.
  
BULGHOURian (P) Hulled wheat vendor.
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BULGHOORian See See BURGHOULian
 +
 
 +
BULGHOURian See See BURGHOULian
  
BULGHURian See BULGHOURian
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BULGHURian See BURGHOULian
  
BULGHURJIan See BULGHOURian
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BULGHURJIan See BURGHOULian
  
BULGOURJIan See BULGHOURian.
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BULGOURJIan See BURLGHOULian.
  
BULGURian See BULGHOURian
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BULGURian See BURGHOULian
  
 
BULLUKian.See BALUKJIan.
 
BULLUKian.See BALUKJIan.
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BURGAZian.
 
BURGAZian.
 +
 +
BURGHOOLian See BURGHOULian.
 +
 +
BURGHOULian (Ab) Processor/vendor of boiled, dried, hulled and cracked wheat.
 +
 +
Note: For the benefit of our readers who wonder why the derivation of bulghour is not
 +
 +
credited to the Armenians or Persians, the following exposition by Dr. Herand Markarian
 +
 +
is offered.
 +
 +
“ The Armenians use blghoor, without the "u" sound for cracked wheat. 
 +
 +
According to Malkhasiants, the word blghoor has two meanings:
 +
 +
a-- The wet sediment of crushed grapes (referred to in colloquial Armenian
 +
 +
as chech) kept in clay casks to turn sour, later to be distilled as alcohol.
 +
 +
b- Boiled, dried, hulled and cracked wheat.
 +
 +
The Arabs call cracked wheat burghul not bulghour.
 +
 +
Now to the etymology of the word.
 +
 +
In Arabic, there is a word burgh,which  is a synonym for wheat. So, the first part
 +
 +
of "burghool is definitely Arabic. 
 +
 +
Now to the second, the"ul" part of the word.
 +
 +
In Arabic the verb "ellelu" is the past tense of the verb "make", i.e  "made".
 +
 +
"ell" pronounced as "ul" used in burghul, means "made from". Thus, BURGHUL
 +
 +
means "made from wheat".
 +
 +
The bottom line is the word BURGHUL is a pure Arabic word.
 +
 +
It seems throughout time, there have been other variations of the pronunciation of the
 +
 +
word.
 +
 +
Interestingly the great Malkhasiants missed the Arabic root of the word, and thus thought
 +
 +
the word had a Turkic origin.  But as explained above, it is a genuine Arabic word.
 +
 +
In passing let me say, we Armenians do have a word for brghool. It is dsavar. It comes in
 +
 +
a few grain sizes depending on what it is used for. When making pilaf we use a relatively
 +
 +
large grain size; for tebule' the small size. 
 +
 +
BURGOOLJIan See BURGHOULian
  
 
BURGUJIan See BOURGOUJIan.
 
BURGUJIan See BOURGOUJIan.

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BAAGHJIan.

BABACHANian.See BABAJANian.

BABADSHANJANian.

BABAEGHian.

BABAIGHian.

BABAJANian (T/P) Good natured, fatherly.

BABAKian.

BABAKCHANian.

BABAKHANian (T) Princely father.

BABAKHANLOUyan (T) Like a princely father.

BABAMian (T) My father.

BABANian.

BABASian

BABASINian.

BABADZHANyan See BABAJANian.

BABAyan (T) Father, forefather, venerable man, head of a religious order.

BABian (T) Grandfather.

BABIGian Dim. of BABian.

BABIKian See BABIGian.

BABISSian.

BABKENian See PAPKENian.

BABLANian.

BABLOUZian (H) Conflation of Biblical locations of Babel and Uz. A Native thereof.

BABODJIan.

BABOGHLANian See BABOGHLIan.

BABOGHLIan (T) Father’s son.

BABOOMian.See BABAMian.

BABOSian

BABOUDJIan.

BABOUMian. See BABAMian.

BABOUJian See PABOUJIan.

BABOyan.Dim. of BABian.

BABUJIan See PABOUJIan.

BACLACIan See BAKLAJIan.

BADACHIan.

BADAKian.

BADALIan (Ab/P) Substitute, equivalent; sum paid for exemption from military service.

BADAMian.

BADANAJIan (T) Whitewasher; preparer of color washes.

BADANian (A) Young.

BADASHIan.

BADEERian.

BADEMian.

BADERian.

BADEREDJIan.

BADIGUian.

BADIKian.

BADISHKHANian (A) Juvenile prince.

BADJAKSEJIan See BAJAKSOUIZian.

BADJANian.

BADKAMADARian ( ) Bearer.

BADKERHANian.

BADMAKRian.

BADMAZian.

BADRIGian.(Gr) Patrikios (Patrick): Nobility.

BADRIKian.See BADRIGian.

BADVAGANian.

BAGBOUDARian.

BAGAMian.

BAGATOURian See BAHADOURian.

BAGAyan.

BAGDADian See BAGHDADian

BAGDASARian. See BAGHDASARian.

BAGDASSian. See BAGHDASARian.

BAGDASSARian See BAGHDASARian.

BAGDATian.See PAKRADian.

BAGDIGian.

BAGDIKian.

BAGDOyan.Dim. of BAGHDASARian.

BAGERDJIan.

BAGHALIan (Ab/T) Grocer.

BAGHAMian See BARGHAMian.

BAGHASSARian.See BAGHDASARian.

BAGHAZARian. See BAGHDASARian.

BAGHBOUDARian (A) Small drop. (T) Tie, bond, pruned garden.

BAGHCHAJIan (P/T) Gardener.

BAGHCHIan (P/T) Vine dresser.

BAGHCHEDJIan See BAGHCHAJIan.

BAGHCHEJIan See . BAGHCHAJIan

BAGHDADian (Ab) Native of Baghdad.

BAGHDADLIan.See BAGHDADian

BAGHDALIan.

BAGHDASARian (As) (Balthasar) Protector of the king: (Bibl.); Lord of Treasures;

Name of one of the three Magi.

BAGHDASian Dim. of BAGHDASARian.

BAGHDASSARian See BAGHDASARian.

BAGHDASSRian. See BAGHDASARian.

BAGHDIGian.Dim. of BAGHDASARian

BAGHDIKian.Dim. of BAGHDASARian

BAGHDOyan Dim. of BAGHDASARian

BAGHERian (T) Middle part of the body, bosom; (P/A) Vineyards.

BAGHJAHJIan See BAGHCHAJIan.

BAGHJIan See BAGHCHIan.

BAGHMANCHINian

BAGHMANyan.

BAGHOOMian See BAGHOUMian.

BAGHOUMian.

BAGHOYian.Dim. of BAGHDASARian

BAGHRAMian (T) My bosom, my heart.

BAGHRian

BAGHSARian.See BAGHDASARian

BAGian.

BAGIRian.

BAGISHKANian See BEGISHKHANian.

BAGLAGIan.See BAKLAJIan.

BAGOUMian.

BAGRADUNI.See PAKRADOUNI

BAGRAMian.

BAGRATOUNI See PAKRADOUNI.

BAGRATUNI See PAKRADOUNI.

BAGRian.

BAGUMian.See BAGOUMian.

BAHADIRian.See BAHADOURian.

BAHADOURian. (P) Brave; bold; gallant,;hero.

BAHADURian See BAHADOURian

BAHARian.(Ab) Vendor of allspice.

BAHAROZian.

BAHCHEJIan (T) See BAGHCHAJIan

BAHCHUVANian (T) Gardener.

BAHian.

BAHLAVIan.

BAHOOSian.

BAHTIARian See BAKHTYARian.

BAHTIYARian See BAKHTYARian

BAIBOURTian See BAYBOURTian

BAIBURTian See BAYBOURTian

BAIDARian See BAITARian, BAYTARian

BAIDZARian.(A) Clear, bright, shining.

BAIRAMian See BAYRAMian.

BAITARian (Ab/P) Veterinary surgeon.

BAJAKian.(T) Leggy person.

BAJAKSIZian.See BAJAKSUZian

BAJAKSUZian (T) Legless, shankless; therefore, someone short in stature.

BAJOyan.Dim. of BAJAKian.

BAKALian (Ab) Grocer.

BAKAMJIan (T) Bakam is a type of tree, the sap of which was used to dye felt for fez and saddle pads. Cesar

Chekijian provides the following information on this unique name:

“In Aintab, Turkey, in the 1860s two partners by the name of Yeghia, who were in the lucrative felt- (keche in Turkish) making business and who were

known as Kechejian, invented a dark red colored dye from the dark red/purple/maroon sap of the ‘Bakam’ tree, which is the name for a variety of tree

grown near Aintab.

The dye became very popular for not running or fading, business prospered and so, both partners’ families became known as the Bakamjians. One

partner’s daughter married the other partner’s son, creating only one Bakamjian family. My aunt married Yeghia’s grandson (also named Yeghia), who

was ordained in 1932 as Der Mesrob Bakamjian. My source is my first cousin Serco Bakamjian, who was Dr. Berge Bakamjian's uncle. Serco was one of the

committee members for the publication of the authoritative three volume work "History of Aintab" in the 1950s. His knowledge of Aintab families was

vast. He was my inspiration in pursuing our family tree and history. His father Rev. Mesrob Bakamjian was a teacher at a "College" (High School) in

Aintab and one of the leaders of the Aintab community in Lebanon until the late 1950s.

Serco had said that the tree had been imported from a secret origin and that they had referred to it as a "pear tree." Probably as a smoke screen. It

is my conjecture that the "pear tree” was in reality a “bloodwood tree” imported from Morocco where it originated. The Meghrublian family in Aintab

traded with Morocco (Maghreb is Arabic for Morocco). Resources such as the bloodwood tree would have easily gravitated from Morocco to Alexandria-

Sanjak by sea and one more day by cart ride to Aintab.”

BAKARDZian See BAKIRJIan.

BAKERian See BAKIRJIan.

BAKERDJIan See BAKIRJIan.

BAKERJIan See BAKIRJIan.

BAKHCHINian.

BAKHSHISHian (T)

BAKHTEYARian See BAKHTYARian.

BAKHTIARian.See BAKHTYARian

BAKHTIYARian.See BAKHTYARian.

BAKHTYARian (P) Lucky, fortunate.

BAKIMJIan

BAKIRCIyan See BAKIRJIan

BAKIRJIan (T) Coppersmith.

BAKIRTSIan (T) Native of Bakir Madan, Historic Armenia.

BAKJIan.

BAKKALian See BAKALian.

BAKLADJIan.See BAKLAJIan.

BAKLAGIan.See BAKLAJIan.

BAKLAJIan.(T) Dealer in broad beans.

BAKLARZian.See BAKLAJIan.

BAKLAVian.

BAKLAyan See BAKLAJIan

BAKMAZian See PEKMEZian.

BAKOyan.Dim. of

BAKRAJIan (Ab/T) Maker/seller of copper buckets, coffee pots.

BAKRDJIan See BAKRAJIan or BAKIRJIan.

BAKTRAyan.

BALABANian 1. (T) Huge bear-like man; 2. (T) Maker/player of a double-reed wind

instrument the origin of which is the Armenian doudoug.3. (P) Native of Balaban Khoy, a

village in Aland Rural District, Safayyeh District, Khoy County, West Azerbaijan

Province, Iran

BALABEGian (T) Young tiger, young prince.

BALADJIan (P) Honeymoon.

BALADOUNI

BALAKian (T) Buffalo calf. (H) A Biblical character described in the Book of Numbers,

and who was opposed to the Israelites who had been brought out of Egypt.

BALALIan.

BALAMian (T) My child. My honey.

BALAMOUDian

BALANian (T) porch.

BALASANian (P) Dispenser of balm, balsam.

BALASSANian See BALASANian.

BALAyan (P/T) High, eminent; honeymoon; child.

BALBALIan.( ) Native of village in Cilicia, Historic Armenia.

BALCIyan (T) See BALJIan

BALDADian (T) Taste or gift of honey.

BALDERian.

BALDURian.

BALEKian.See BALUKJIan.

BALEKDJIan.See BALUKJIan.

BALEKJIan See BALUKJIan.

BALEMian.See BALAMian.

BALGIan.See BALJIan.

BALGOCHIan.

BALian (P/T) Dear honey. See BALJIan.

BALIGian Dim. of BALian.

BALIKian.Dim. of BALian.

BALIKJIan See BALUKJIan.

BALIMian See BALAMian.

BALIOZian (T) See BALYOZian.

BALJIan (T) Purveyor of honey.

BALKHian

BALKIan.

BALLARian.

BALMANOUGian (T/A) Honey child or baby child..

BALMANOUKian. See BALMANOUGian

BALMANUKian.See BALMANOUGian

BALOLIan.See BALOULIan

BALOULIan (T) Derived from bahalu or pahali: dear, high-priced.

BALOUMian See BALAMian.

BALOyan.Dim. of

BALTA-BASHJIan (T)

BALTAJIan (T) Maker/seller of axes, cleavers, hatchets; woodcutter; sapper or

pioneer; fireman equipped with an axe; halberdier in the old Palace Guard of the Sultan.

BALTAyan.See BALTAJIan

BALTAZARian.See BAGHDASARian

BALUKJIan. (T) Fisherman, fishmonger

BALULIan.See BALOULian.

BALUSHian.

BALYOSian (T) Old title of Venetian Ambassador, applied vulgarly also to foreign \

consuls.

BALYOZian (T) Dealer in sledgehammers.

BANian.

BANAyan.

BANDAHian

BANDARyan.

BANDAyan.

BANDAZian (P) Dealer in banding materials.

BANDEyan.

BANDOyan.Dim. of BANDAZian.

BANERian.

BANian

BANIRian (A) Cheese maker/dealer. See PEYNIRJIan.

BANJARJIan

BANKian

BANNAyan (T) Fit, proper, suitable.

BANOSian.

BANOyan.Dim. of

BAPELIan.See PAPELian

BARASATian.

BARian.

BARAGHian.

BARAJIan.

BARAJIKian.

BARAKHian.

BARALIan.

BARANian.

BARASADJIan.

BARAVARian.

BARBARian.

BARBATian.

BARBERian.

BARBOyan.Dim. of

BARDAKian See BARDAKJIan

BARDAKDJIan. See BARDAKJian.

BARDAKJIan. (T) Maker/seller of drinking glasses/cups.

BARDEZBANian.See BARDIZBANian

BARDISBANian.See BARDIZBANian

BARDIZian. See BARDIZBANian

BARDIZBANian (A) Gardener.

BARDOORian.

BAREDian.

BARFARian.

BARGAMian.See BARGHAMian.

BARGDASARian.See BAGHDASARian.

BARGHAMian (Ab/As) Son of the people.

BARGHOUTian. See . BARKHOUDARian.

BARGOUDIAN See . BARKHOUDARian.

BARHORDARian See . BARKHOUDARian

BARIGian.Dim. of

BARIKian

BARJIJIan.

BARKAyan.

BARKEVian ( ) Gift.

BARKHORDARian See . BARKHOUDARian.

BARKHOUDAHian

BARKHOUDARian (P) Fortunate.

BARMAKian.See PARMAKian.

BARMAKSEZian.See PARMAKSZian.

BARMAKSZian. See PARMAKSZian.

BARMAZian.

BARONian.(A) Princely title of respect dating back to the Rupenian Dynasty in feudal

times.

BAROORian See BAROUYRian

BAROOSHian.

BAROOTJIan See BAROUTJIan

BAROOYRian See BAROUYRian

BAROTian See BAROUTJIan

BAROUDJIan See BAROUTJIan.

BAROUNian.

BAROUSHian.

BAROUTJIan Gunpowder maker/dealer..

BAROUYRian (A) Circuit, ring, circle.

BAROVian.

BARRONian See BARONian.

BARSAMian (Ab/As) Son of abstainer, fasting.

BARSANian See BARSAMian.

BARSANOGULLARian.

BARSEGHian.See PARSEGHian

BARSEKian. See PARSEGHian

BARSOian.Dim. of PARSEGHian

BARSOOMian.See BARSOUMIan.

BARSOUyan.Dim. of BARSOUMian.

BARSOUMian.

BARSUMian.See BARSOUMIan.

BARTEKian.

BARTEVian.( ) Parthian

BARTIGian.

BARTOGHOMEOSian See PARTOUGHIMEOSian.

BARUTCUyan. See BAROUTJIan

BARUTJIan See BAROUTJIan

BARYSHian.

BASAMIyan

BASDAJIan.See BASTAJIan.

BASDEKian.

BASHian.(T) Headman.

BASHJIan.See BASHian.

BASHMAKian See BASHMAKCHIan

BASHMAKCHIan (T) Shoemaker, or someone who looks after the removed shoes of

those entering a mosque.

BASHREISian (T) Head leader.

BASian.

BASMADJIan. See BASMAJIan.

BASMAGIan See BASMAJIan.

BASMAJIan (T) Printed cloth or calico maker/seller, dry goods dealer.

BASMARJIan. See BASMAJIan.

BASRALIan (Ab) Native of Basra, Iraq.

BASSENian.

BASSMADJIan.See BASMAJIan.

BASTADJIan See BASTAJIan

BASTAJIan (T) Street pushcart vendor; one who sets up a temporary table in a bazaar to sell products. Levon

Bastajian of Massachusetts states: “Bastajian or Basdajian originates from the Turkish word Basda where our great-

grandparents had a display counter of needles, threads and spools, etc. at the bazaar in Dortyol, Turkey & that is

how they made their living. People called them Basdaji hence the name Basdajian or Bastajian.”

BASTEGian.

BASTEKian.

BASTERMAJIan See PASTERMAJIan.

BASTian.

BATAKian (T) Quagmire, bog, marsh; about to sink or perish; desperate (condition or

affair).

BATALIan.

BATIKian (T) Submerged.

BATMANian.

BATMANOZERian

BATMASian See BATMAZian

BATMASUHian See BATMAZian

BATMAZian (T) Not destroyed, not to go out of existence.

BATOyan.

BATTAyan.

BATZANian.

BAVOUKian

BAYADyan See BAYATian.

BAYATian (T) Stale, not fresh.

BAYBOURTian ( ) Native of Bayburt, a city near Erzerum in Historic Armenia.

BAYBURTian See BAYBOURTian.

BAYDARian See BAITARian, BAYTARian.

BAYDian.

BAYENDERian.

BAYERian.

BAYIZian.

BAYLARian.See BEYLERian

BAYLERian.See BEYLERian

BAYMOUSHAKian

BAYNEyan

BAYRAKDARian (P) Standard bearer

BAYRAKTARian See BAYRAKDARian

BAYRAMian (Ab) Moslem religious feast (holiday) following Ramadan

BAYRAMSHIan.

BAYTARian (Ab) Farrier. See BAITARian.

BAYZARian.See BAIDZARian.

BAZian. Dim. of BAZARBASHian, BAZARGANian,.BAZZAZian, BASMAJIan.

BAZARBACHian.See BAZARBASHian.

BAZARBASHian.(P/T) Head of the marketplace.

BAZARGANian.(P) Itinerant merchant; peddler.

BAZAZian See BAZZAZian

BAZERJIan.

BAZEyan.

BAZIKian See BEZEKCHIan

BAZILian.

BAZIRGANian See BAZARGANian.

BAZIRGIan Dim. of BAZARGANian.

BAZIRJIan.

BAZMAJIan.See BASMAJIan.

BAZOUKian.

BAZOyan.Dim. of BAZARBASHian, BAZARGANian, BEZAZian, BASMAJIan.

BAZZAZian (P/Ab) Linen-draper.

BCHAKJIan See BUCHAKJian.

BCHTIKian.

BEBEKian.(T) Doll maker/vendor.

BEBEKJIan See BEBEKian.

BEBERian.

BEBIRian.

BEBOyan.Dim. of

BECHAKDJIan See BUCHAKJIan.

BECHLIan See BESHLIan.

BECIDian See BEJITian

BECIDyan See BEJITian

BEDELian.See BADALIAN.

BEDian.Dim. of BEDEVian, BEDROSian, HAIRABEDian, GARABEDian, etc.

BEDERian.

BEDEVIan (P/T) Bedouin, nomad; (K) Beauty.

BEDEyan.

BEDIGHian. Dim. of BEDROSian

BEDIKian. Dim. of BEDROSian

BEDIRian.

BEDISHian.

BEDIVIan.See BEDEVian.

BEDOHian.Dim. of BEDROSian

BEDONian.

BEDOUKian

BEDOYan. Dim. of BEDROSian

BEDRASSian. See BEDROSian

BEDROSian (Gr) Petros: Rock, stone..

BEDROSSian.See BEDROSian

BEGHian.

BEGHOZian.

BEGian (K) Lord.

BEGIJANian.(K/P) Dear lord..

BEGLARian.(K) Lords.

BEGLIan (K) Lord-like

BEGNAZARian (K/Ab) Lord Nazar.

BEGOUMian.(K/T) My lord.

BEHESNILIan.\ ( ) Native of Behesnil in Historic Armenia.

BEIKian.See BEGian.

BEJAKian.SDee BICHAKJIan.

BEJANian.

BEJIan.

BEJITian (T): Necessary.

BEJOyan.Dim. of

BEKARian (T) Celibate, bachelor, provincial living alone in a large town.

BEKCHIan (T) (Night) watchman, sentry, forest guard, warden.

BEKDEMERian

BEKEARian.

BEKEREDJIan.

BEKERian.

BEKian See BEGian.

BEKIARian.See BEGLARian.

BEKJIan See BEKCHIan.

BEKLIan.See BEGLIan.

BEKMEJIan.

BEKMESEyan.See PEKMEZian.

BEKMEZian. See PEKMEZian.

BEKMEZDJIan. See PEKMEZian.

BEKNAZARian.See BEGNAZARian.

BEKTASHian (T) Native of Cheveji Bektash district of Gesaria, Historic Armenia.

Belonging to the Bektashi sect of Dervishes. Freethinker, dissolute.

BEKZADian.

BELAyan (T) Grief. See BALAyan.

BELEDIan (T) Belonging to a town; local, municipal; civic.

BELEKDANian (T) Belik: plait of hair.

BELEKHian.

BELEMJIan.

BELIan.

BELINian.

BELOyan.Dim. of

BELSIGHian

BENian (T) See BENLIan

BENDAyan See BENDEyan

BENDEyan (T) Servant.

BENDian (P/T) Tie, band, bind, fastening vendor.

BENDIKian.Dim. of BENDian.

BENGLIan.See BENLIan

BENGOyan Dim. of BENGLIan, PENIAMINian. ?.

BENLIan (T) Having a mole or beauty spot on the face or body.

BENNAyan See BANNAyan

BENNEyan See BANNAyan

BENONian.

BEOJIUKian

BEOLEORENLIan

BEOREKJIan (T) Maker/seller of meat/cheese turnovers.

BERAKEHian

BERAZian.

BERBERian (T) Barber, hairdresser.

BEREDJIKLIan.See BEREJIKLIan.

BEREJIKian.See BEREJIKLIan.

BEREJIKLIan. ( ) Native of Berejik, a town near Aintab in Historic Armenia.

BEREKGIan.

BERERian

BERGian. (A/K) Native of Berg, a village in the vicinity of Kars, in Historic

Armenia

BERGOUDian.

BERGUBEGian (A/K) Native of Berg, a village in the vicinity of Kars, in Historic

Armenia. Beg is Kurdish for lord, therefore: lord of the village.

BERian.

BERJian (A) Elegant, superb, pompous.

BERJANOUSHian.(A) Feminine form of BERJian.

BERJOOHIyan.See BERJOUHIyan

BERJOUHIyan.(A) Feminine form of BERJian.

BERKSANLARian.

BEROUDian.

BERSAMian. See BARSAMian.

BERTIGian.

BERTIZian ( ) Native of Bertiz in Historic Armenia.

BERZJIan.See BEZJIan.

BESian.

BESHian.See BESHLIan.

BESHARian.

BESHGETOORian.See BESHGEURTEURian.

BESHGETURian.See BESHGEURTEURian.

BESHGEUTEURian (T) Hold or contain five

BESHGUTURian See BESHGEUTEURian.

BESHIGJIan (T) Cradle builder/seller.

BESHIGTASHLIan (T) Stone/rock cradle, Name of district in Istanbul.

BESHLIan. (T) One of five.

BESNILIan.

BESHTEPE (T) Five hills.

BESTEPE See BESHTEPE.

BEUDJEKian.

BEUGEKian buchuk?

BEUREKJIan.See BEOREKJIan.

BEURKLIan.

BEYAZian White. Someone with light coloredskin.

BEYLERian.(T) Plural possessive form of bey, formerly a title inferior to pasha and

superior to agha. Later used to denote gentleman, prince, chief.

BEYLIan (T) Gentlemanly.

BEYLIKian

BEYLIKJIan

BEZAZian See BAZZAZian.

BEZDIGian.See BZDIGian.

BEZDIKian.See BZDIGIan.

BEZDJIan.See BEZJIan.

BEZEKCHIan (T) Decorator, especially one who dresses brides.

BEZIDJIan.

BEZIKian.See BEZEKCHIan

BEZIRian.See BEZIRJIan.

BEZIRGANian (P/T) One who exploits religion or politics for his own ends.

See BAZARGANian.

BEZIRJIan.(T) Linseed grower/seller.

BEZJIan (T) Dealer in linen, cotton cloth, canvas.

BEZZAZian See BEZAZian, BAZAZian, BAZZAZian.

BIBERian (T) Cultivates and/or markets peppers or pimientos.

BIBERJIan See BIBERian.

BIBULian See BOULBOULian.

BICHAKJIan See BUCHAKJIan.

BIDILIKian.

BIDOyan.Dim. of

BIDROSian ( ) See BEDROSian.

BIGDERian.

BIJAKJIan.See BUCHAKJIan.

BIJIMENian.

BIKLARian.

BILALian

BILANian.

BILAZARian.(T) Without reprimand or reproach.

BILBILian.

BILBULian.See BOULBOULian.

BILEMDJIan See BILEMJIan.

BILEMJIan (T) One who sharpens knives and scissors.

BILEZERian.See BILAZARian.

BILEZIKian See BILEZIKJIan.

BILEZIKJIan. (T) Bracelet, bangle, wristlet, collet dealer.

BILIZERian.

BILZERian.

BINBASHian Military rank of Major.

BINGAZian

BIRAZian (T) A little; rather, Originally BOYRAZIAN (Moving with the wind) boy:

height, stature; raz: secret, mystery.

BIREBIRian

BITCHAKJIan See BICHAKJIan.

BIUCKian.

BIYAZian See BEYAZian, PIYAZian.

BIZDIKian See BZDIGian.

BLAJIan.

BLAyan

BLBULian See BOULBOULian.

BLGHOORJIan See BURGHOULian.

BLGOURJIan See BURGHOULian.

BLIKian.

BLODJIan.

BOYAN

BOBian See BABian.

BOBELIan Native of village of Bobe ?

BOBIGian.

BOBOyan.Dim. of

BOCEKCian See BOJEKJIan

BOCian.

BOCKian.

BOCOTZIan.

BODian.

BODIKian.

BODOSian.

BODOURian.(T) Diminutive, stocky, squat, dwarfish, dumpy.

BODOZIan.

BODRIGHian.See BADRIGian.

BODURian See BODOURian

BODURJANian.(T/P) Dear little one.

BOEREKJIan.

BOGASian.See BOGHOSian

BOGASSian.See BOGHOSian

BOGAZian.

BOGDANian (Rs) God given, senior.

BOGDASARian See BAGHDASARian

BOGHAZLIan (T) Gluttonous.

BOGHARian.See POGHARARian

BOGHCHALIian See BOGHCHAyan.

BOGHCHELIan See BOGHCHAyan.

BOGHCHAyan (T) Bundle

BOGHIGian.Dim. of BOGHOSian.

BOGHIKian.Dim. of BOGHOSian

BOGHJALIan.See BOGHCHAyan

BOGHOyan Dim. of BOGHOSian, BOGHCHAyan, etc.

BOGHOSian (G) Small, minor.

BOGHOSCHIKian.

BOGHOSSian. See BOGHOSian.

BOGHOZian See BOGHOSian.

BOGHZILIan

BOGIGian Dim. of BOGDANian, BOGHOSian.

BOGOyan . Dim. of BOGDANian, BOGHOSian.

BOGONian.

BOGOSian See BOGHOSian.

BOGOSSian. See BOGHOSian.

BOHAJIan. See BOYAJIan. This misspelling of Boyajian is an example of the variances

that can result from the differences between Eastern and Western Armenian. As a

conjecture, the following scenario is plausible.

When an Eastern Armenian-speaking person bears the name Boyajian, he writes

the name with the spelling of the letter J (hee) for the y sound instead of (yech) as

is done in Western Armenian. Then, when a Western Armenian-speaking person

sees the name Boyajian spelled with the letter J (hee), he pronounces it Bohajian.

BOHATian (T) Bootblack.

BOHCHAian See BOGHCHAyan

BOHCHALIan See BOGHCHAyan

BOHCHELIan. See BOGHCHAyan

BOHDJELIan. See BOGHCHAyan

BOHEGian See BOGHOSian,

BOHIGIAN See BOGHOSian,

BOHIKian See BOGHOSian..

BOHJALIan See BOGHCHAyan

BOHJELIan. See BOGHCHAyan

BOHTCHALIan See BOGHCHAyan

BOIADJIan.See BOYAJIan.

BOIAGIan. See BOYAJIan.

BOIANGIan. See BOYAJIan.

BOJAKSIZian.See BAJAKSOUZian.

BOJEKian.See BOJEKJIan

BOJEKJIan (T) Lobsterman.

BOKATZIan.

BOLAyan.

BOLADian.See PULADian.

BOLANian.

BOLATian See PULADian.

BOLOyan.See BOULIBEGian, BOULEYan, BOULIGian, BOULian.

BOLSETSIan..Native of Istanboul.

BOLSETZIan.See BOLSETSIan.

BOMOUSHAKian

BONAPARTIian.

BONDATZIan.

BONDJOUKDJIan See BONJOUKJIan.

BONDOSian.

BONIATian.

BONIABOGHANian.

BONJOKian.See BONJOUKLIan or BONJOUKJIan . BONJOUKJIan (T) Maker or seller of glass beads.

BONJOUKLIan (T) Adorned with beads, especially a blue bead in a child’s hair or a

horse’s mane to avert the evl eye.

BONJUKJIan See BONJOUKJIan.

BONJUKLIan See BONJOUKLIan.

BONSUKian.

BOODAGHian.See BOUDOUGHian, BOUDAKian.

BOODAKian.See BOUDAKian.

BOODANian.

BOOGDANian.See BOGDANian.

BOOKRAJIan See BAKRAJIan.

BOOLGHOORJIan See BURGHOULian.

BOOLOOZian.

BOOLUZian.

BOORJIan.See BOUROUJIan.

BOORNAZian.See BOURNAZian.

BOOROOJIan See BOUROUJIan.

BOORUJIan. See BOUROUJIan.

BORANian See BORANJIan.

BORANJIan (T) Borani: a dish of vegetables and rice

BORHANian.See BORANJIan.

BORian.

BOREKCIyan.See BEOREKJIan.

BOREKJIan See BEOREKJIan.

BORNOZian See BOURNOUZian.

BORODian.

BOROOGian.

BOROyan

BORUGian.

BORZAKian.

BOSHGEZENian (T) Saunterer, idler, loafer, gallivanter, slacker.

man about town

BOSHian.

BOSHNAKian (T) Native of Bosnia.

BOSKOURDian.

BOSNian.

BOSTAGIan.See BASTAJIan.

BOSTANian.See BOSTANJIan.

BOSTANJIan (T) Vegetable, cucumber, melon gardener, truck farmer.

BOSTONian.

BOTADJIan.

BOUBOUCHIan.

BOUCHAKian.See BUCHAKJIan.

BOUDAGHian (T) Branch, grapevine.

BOUDAKian (P) Guelder-rose (Dutch) a cultivated variety of the cranberry tree, or bush

with large globose heads of sterile flowers; snowball tree.

BOUDAKLIan See BOUDAKian.

BOUDOUGHian.(A) Fruit vendor.

BOUJICANian (T) Buchuk: half; an: man; a short man.

BOUJIKian

BOUJOUKian.

BOUJOULIan.

BOUKOUKHLIan.

BOULBOULian (Ab) Nightingale.

BOULIan.

BOULDOUKian See PELTEKian.

BOULDOyan.Dim. of PELTEKian.

BOULGHOURCHIan.See BURGHOULian

BOULGHOURJIan.See BURGHOULian

BOULGOURJIan. See BURGHOULian

BOULOUTian.(T) Cloud.

BOURCHOLIan.

BOURGALian See BULGHOURian

BOURGHOLian See BULGHOURian.

BOURGOUJIan. (T) Driller, corkscrew-maker

BOURian.

BOURJEKian (T) Burchak: Cultivator of vetch, as feed for farm animals.

BOURMAJIan (T) Preparer/seller of a sweet dessert made of walnuts rolled in flaky

dough. Known also as saghi bourma, or sari bourma, both of which are variants of

sareghi bourma, a sultans head cover, which it is supposed to resemble.

BOURMAyan.See BOURMAJIan

BOURNAZian See BOURNOUZian

BOURNOUTian (Ab) Variant of burun otu: nose weed, or snuff. Snuffing tobacco

dealer.

The foregoing has been attested to by Prof. George Bournoutian of Iona College,

who states, “You are correct. The family is from Van and yes they must have

been selling snuff tobacco sometime in the 19th century.”

BOURNOUZian (Ab) Burnoose, woolen cloak, bathrobe dealer.

BOUROUJIan (T) Silkworm thread spinner, whose work follows removal of the silk

thread from the cocoon, which has been soaked in water, and which thread has

been subsequently dried and dyed.

BOUROUNSOUZian.(T) Literally, without a nose; figuratively, having no sense of

smell, or, possessed of low self-esteem, as the nose was considered a symbol of pride.

BOURSALIan (Gr) Native of city of Bursa in Historic Armenia.

BOUSian Truncation of BOGOSian. See BOGHOSian.

BOUTCHAKDJIan See BUCHAKJIan.

BOUTSASKTSIan ( ) Native of

BOVian.

BOYan.

BOYACIan See BOYAJIan

BOYADGIan See BOYAJIan.

BOYADJIan SEE BOYAJIan.

BOYADZHIan See BOYAJIan

BOYAJAYan.See BOYAJIan

BOYAJIan (T) dyer, colorman, bootblack, house painter, fine arts painter, dealer in

paints.

BOYALIan.

BOYAMian (T) One of common or ordinary height.

BOYAN Dim. of BOGHOSian, BOYAJIan.

BOYATZIan.

BOYMOUSHAKian

BOYNERian

BOYRAZian.

BOZAyan.

BOZABALIan.

BOZADJIan See BOZAJIan

BOZAJIan (T) A bozaji is a purveyor of boza, a fermented drink made from millet. The

boza ale has recently gained wider popularity. Here follows a quotation from the

Bizarre News Magazine issue of January 17, 2007:

Breast-Enhancing Beer Gains Popularity

LONDON, Since Bulgaria joined the European Union, sales of Boza Ale, which claims

to give women bigger breasts, has skyrocketed. European men have been

purchasing the beer, made from yeast and fermented flour, for European women

since the extra taxes were removed with EU participation, Britain's the Sun

reported Monday. Bar owners and shopkeepers are also stocking up, the report

said. The Sun said a Romanian man, Barmy Constantin Barbu, traveled across the

Danube River just to purchase a case of Boza Ale for his wife. "I really hope I see

an improvement," Barbu said.

BOZARJIan. See BOZAJIan

BOZBECKian See BOZBEKian.

BOZBEKian.

BOZian (T). Gray, light-color complexioned, fair-haired.

BOZIGian.Dim. of BOZian.

BOZKURTian.(T) Grey wolf: intelligent, shrewd, clever, sharp, witty, cunning, sly,

crafty, artful. Legendary wolf said to have led the Turks across a mountain

barrier into the open world. The Grey Wolf was the title of a book

published in July 1952 by the British writer HS Armstrong about the

famous Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Grey Wolf was the name

some gave to Ataturk for reviving Turkish nationalism.

BOZoklu See BOZian.

BOZOyan See BOZian.

BRAZILIan.

BRODJIan See BOUROUJIan.

BRONOZian. See BOURNOUZian.

BROOJIan (T) See BOUROUJIan.

BROSHian.(T) Maker/seller of broaches.

BROUKian..

BROULIan.

BROUSALIan.( ) Native of Brusa in Historic Armenia.

BRUCHIan.See BOUROUJIan.

BRUSALIan.See BROUSALIan.

BRUTyan.

BSHIKian.

BTCHAKJIan See BUCHAKJIan.

BUCHAKian . See BUCHAKJIan.

BUCHAKJIan.(T) Knife dealer.

BUCHALJIan.

BUCHUKian (T) Half..

BUDAGHian See BOUDAGHian.

BUDAKian See BOUDAKian

BUDDAZian

BUDURian.See BODOURian.

BUDZian.

BUKRUyan.

BUKUJIan.

BULBULIan See BOULBOULian

BULDAKian See PELTEKian.

BULGANian

BULGHADARyan.

BULGHOORian See See BURGHOULian

BULGHOURian See See BURGHOULian

BULGHURian See BURGHOULian

BULGHURJIan See BURGHOULian

BULGOURJIan See BURLGHOULian.

BULGURian See BURGHOULian

BULLUKian.See BALUKJIan.

BURian.

BURGAZian.

BURGHOOLian See BURGHOULian.

BURGHOULian (Ab) Processor/vendor of boiled, dried, hulled and cracked wheat.

Note: For the benefit of our readers who wonder why the derivation of bulghour is not

credited to the Armenians or Persians, the following exposition by Dr. Herand Markarian

is offered.

“ The Armenians use blghoor, without the "u" sound for cracked wheat.

According to Malkhasiants, the word blghoor has two meanings:

a-- The wet sediment of crushed grapes (referred to in colloquial Armenian

as chech) kept in clay casks to turn sour, later to be distilled as alcohol.

b- Boiled, dried, hulled and cracked wheat.

The Arabs call cracked wheat burghul not bulghour.

Now to the etymology of the word.

In Arabic, there is a word burgh,which is a synonym for wheat. So, the first part

of "burghool is definitely Arabic.  

Now to the second, the"ul" part of the word.

In Arabic the verb "ellelu" is the past tense of the verb "make", i.e "made".

"ell" pronounced as "ul" used in burghul, means "made from". Thus, BURGHUL 

means "made from wheat".

The bottom line is the word BURGHUL is a pure Arabic word.

It seems throughout time, there have been other variations of the pronunciation of the

word.

Interestingly the great Malkhasiants missed the Arabic root of the word, and thus thought

the word had a Turkic origin. But as explained above, it is a genuine Arabic word.

In passing let me say, we Armenians do have a word for brghool. It is dsavar. It comes in

a few grain sizes depending on what it is used for. When making pilaf we use a relatively

large grain size; for tebule' the small size.

BURGOOLJIan See BURGHOULian

BURGUJIan See BOURGOUJIan.

BURMAyan See BOURMAJIan

BURNAZian See BOURNAZian.

BURNUTian See BOURNOUTian.

BURUJIan See BOUROUJIan.

BURUNian See BOUROUNian.

BURUSHian.

BURSALIan See BOURSALIan.

BUSAGian (A) Crown.

BUTIGian.

BUTYRSKAyan.

BUYUKian (T) Large person.

BUYUKAGOPian.(T/H) Big Jacob.

BUYUKDAGian.(T) Large scar, brand.

BUZANTIan.See PYOUZANTian.

BYNDERian.

BZDIGian (A) Small person.

BZDIKian.See BZDIGian.