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KAFTANJIan (T) Dealer in long-sleeved robe with a girdle
 
KAFTANJIan (T) Dealer in long-sleeved robe with a girdle
  
EPOLITICSJean-Jacques Rousseau in his favorite Armenian attire
 
  
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EPOLITICS Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his favorite Armenian attire
 
 
A 1766 portrait of Rousseau wearing an Armenian costume by Allan Ramsay.
 
  
 
KAFTARian (?)
 
KAFTARian (?)
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KAGHTZROUNI (A)  
 
KAGHTZROUNI (A)  
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KAGian
 
KAGian
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another eample of the familiar Ellis Island hatchet job perpetrated on Armenian  
 
another eample of the familiar Ellis Island hatchet job perpetrated on Armenian  
 
 
names. But, a case can be made for such variances resulting from the differences  
 
names. But, a case can be made for such variances resulting from the differences  
 
 
between Eastern and Western Armenian As a conjecture, the following scenario is  
 
between Eastern and Western Armenian As a conjecture, the following scenario is  
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plausible.
  
plausible. When an Eastern Armenian-speaking person bears the name  
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When an Eastern Armenian-speaking person bears the name Kouyoumjian, he
  
Kouyoumjian, he writes the name with the spelling of the letter J (hee) for the y  
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writes the name with the spelling of the letter J (hee) for the y sound
  
sound instead of  (yech) as  is done in Western Armenian. Then, when a Western  
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instead of  (yech) as  is done in Western Armenian. Then, when a Western  
  
 
Armenian-speaking person sees the name Kouyoumjian n spelled with the  
 
Armenian-speaking person sees the name Kouyoumjian n spelled with the  
  
 
letter J (hee), he pronounces it Kouhoumjian.
 
letter J (hee), he pronounces it Kouhoumjian.
 
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KAHA
KAHAYan See KEHEyan
+
Yan See KEHEyan
  
 
KAHIGian Dim. of KAHAyan.
 
KAHIGian Dim. of KAHAyan.
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KALADJIan See KALAYJIan
 
KALADJIan See KALAYJIan
 +
  
 
KALADJIKIan
 
KALADJIKIan
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KALAJIan See KALAYJIan
 
KALAJIan See KALAYJIan
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KALAKJIan
 
KALAKJIan
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KALAMOJIan
 
KALAMOJIan
 
  
 
KALANDARian (P) A wandering mendicant; Dervish who has renounced the world;  
 
KALANDARian (P) A wandering mendicant; Dervish who has renounced the world;  
 
 
unconventional person.
 
unconventional person.
  
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KALINian
 
KALINian
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KALIPJIan (T) Fez mold maker.
 
KALIPJIan (T) Fez mold maker.
 
 
KALISHian
 
KALISHian
  
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KALPAKGIan See KALPAKJIan.
 
KALPAKGIan See KALPAKJIan.
  
KALSAHAKian (T/H) Kal, a variant of kel, is defined as “bald headed,” and Sahak, a
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KALSAHAKian (T/H) Kal, a variant of kel, is defined as “bald headed,” and Sahak, a  
 
truncation of Isahak, borrowed from Hebrew, Yitzhak (Isaac), is defined as “he
 
  
will laugh.” Hrach Kalsahakian, among other callings, is the editor of Azad-Hye  
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truncation of Isahak, borrowed from Hebrew, Yitzhak (Isaac), is defined as “he will  
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laugh.” Hrach Kalsahakian, among other callings, is the editor of Azad-Hye Middle East
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Armenian website, and a journalist and member of Dubai Press club. In response to our
  
Middle East Armenian website, and a journalist and member of Dubai Press club.  
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inquiry here is what he had to say about the history of his surname. I am originally from
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the Ekizluk village in Kessab area in north east Latakia in present-day Syria. My village
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is still inhabited by Armenians and I do visit then at least once every year or second year.  
  
In response to our inquiry here is what he had to say about the history of his
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My family is named after Sahag, my great-grandfather. Most probably he was bold so in  
 
 
surname. I am originally from the Ekizluk village in Kessab area in north east
 
 
 
Latakia in present-day Syria. My village is still inhabited by Armenians and I do
 
 
 
visit then at least once every year or second year. My family is named after  
 
 
 
Sahag, my great-grandfather. Most probably he was bold so in  
 
  
 
Turkish he was called kal. In Arabic it was reproduced sometimes as kul, and in  
 
Turkish he was called kal. In Arabic it was reproduced sometimes as kul, and in  
 
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Armenian it was written as kel (in Kessab, we have Kel-Yaghoubian, Kel-Boghossian,  
Armenian it was written as kel (in Kessab, we have Kel-Yaghoubian, Kel-
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etc.). I prefer red he  to change the kel to kal, and combined it with “Sahak,” and came  
 
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out with  Kalsahakian (which is unique when you Google it.)  
Boghossian, etc.). I prefer red he  to change the kel to kal, and combined it with  
 
 
 
“Sahak,” and came out with  Kalsahakian (which is unique when you Google it.)  
 
  
 
KALSHOHian
 
KALSHOHian
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KALUPCHIan (T) Mold maker (fez, etc.)
 
KALUPCHIan (T) Mold maker (fez, etc.)
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KALUSDian See KALOUSDian.
 
KALUSDian See KALOUSDian.
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KANAyan (T) Kan: blood. From Khudaverdi in the Lake Urmia region came five  
 
KANAyan (T) Kan: blood. From Khudaverdi in the Lake Urmia region came five  
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brothers to Igdir. They
  
brothers to Igdir. They were a rough crowd and became land barons; then became  
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were a rough crowd and became land barons; then became respectable. (From Mardig  
 
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Kanayan, son of General Dro.)
respectable. (From Mardig Kanayan, son of General Dro.)
 
  
 
KANARian  (A) Harp knar
 
KANARian  (A) Harp knar
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the Cilician kingdom.
 
the Cilician kingdom.
 
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KAND
KANDAHARian
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AHARian
  
 
KANDANian
 
KANDANian
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KANTARian
 
KANTARian
  
KANTARDJI See KANTARJIan. (T)
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KANTARDJIan See KANTARJIan. (T)
  
 
KANTARJIan (T) 1. Steelyard worker; 2. Public weighing official.
 
KANTARJIan (T) 1. Steelyard worker; 2. Public weighing official.
 
  
 
KANTSABEDian (A) Cashier, treasurer.
 
KANTSABEDian (A) Cashier, treasurer.
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KAOLian
 
KAOLian
  
KAPian Dim. of KAPAMAJIan, etc.
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KAPian
  
 
KAPAGian
 
KAPAGian
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KAPAMAJIan (T) Dealer in all kinds of ready-made clothing, shoes, etc.
 
KAPAMAJIan (T) Dealer in all kinds of ready-made clothing, shoes, etc.
  
KAPANDJI
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KAPANDJIan
  
 
KAPAS
 
KAPAS
  
KAPEGHian See KAPUJIan
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KAPEGHian See KAPIJIan
  
KAPIGian See KAPUJIan
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KAPIGian See KAPIJIan
  
KAPIGHian See KAPUJIan
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KAPIGHian See KAPIJIan
  
KAPIJIan See KAPUJIan
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KAPIJIan (T) (kapuhchuh) Doorman, Gate-keeper, Porter, Janitor. caretaker, concierge
  
KAPIKian See KAPUJIan
 
  
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KAPIKian
 
KAPILian
 
KAPILian
  
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KAPLAMAJIan (T) Silver plater
 
KAPLAMAJIan (T) Silver plater
  
KAPLANian T Tiger, leopard..
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KAPLANian T Tiger.
  
 
KAPLANJIan
 
KAPLANJIan
  
KAPLAYUJIan (T) Silver plater
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KAPLAYIJIan (T) Silver plater
  
KAPOOSHian See KAPUJIan
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KAPOOSHian See KAPIJIan
  
KAPOOSian See KAPUJIan
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KAPOOSian See KAPIJIan
  
KAPOUSOUSian See KAPUSUZian.
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KAPOUSOUS See KAPUSUZian.
  
KAPOyan Dim. of KAPUJIan, etc.
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KAPOyan
  
 
KAPREILian See KAPRIELian
 
KAPREILian See KAPRIELian
 +
  
 
KAPRELian See KAPRIELian
 
KAPRELian See KAPRIELian
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KAPRILian See See KAPRIELian
 
KAPRILian See See KAPRIELian
  
KAPSUZian See KAPUSUZian.
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KAPSUZian (T) Unemployed, without a job
  
 
KAPTANian (T) Captain (of a ship).
 
KAPTANian (T) Captain (of a ship).
  
KAPUJIan (T)  Doorman, Gate-keeper, Porter, Janitor. caretaker, concierge
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KAPUHSUZ See KAPUSUZ
 
 
KAPUHSUZ See KAPUSUZian.
 
  
KAPUSUZian (T) Doorless, gateless, without a job. See KAPSUZ (uncovered)
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KAPUSUZ (T) Doorless, gateless, without a job. See KAPSUZ (uncovered)
  
KAPUTIKian See GABOUDIGian.
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KAPUTIKian
  
 
KARian  
 
KARian  
  
KARAASLAN (T/P) Black lion.
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KARAASLAN
  
 
KARABACAKian See KARABAJAKian
 
KARABACAKian See KARABAJAKian
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KARABASANian (T) Black nightmare. See MGHTSAVANCHian.
 
KARABASANian (T) Black nightmare. See MGHTSAVANCHian.
  
KARABASHian (T) Monk; priest; celibate.
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KARABASHian (T) Monk; priest; celibate; Blackie (dog); French lavender.
  
 
KARABEDian See GARABEDian
 
KARABEDian See GARABEDian
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skinned uncle. He was from the village of Soelesz, Bursa.”
 
skinned uncle. He was from the village of Soelesz, Bursa.”
 
 
KARA
 
KARA
 
 
DENIZLIan (T) Native of Black Sea area.
 
DENIZLIan (T) Native of Black Sea area.
  
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(the Turkish Punch).
 
(the Turkish Punch).
 
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KARA
KARAGEULLEYian
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GEULLEYian
  
 
KARAGEUZian See KARAGEOZian
 
KARAGEUZian See KARAGEOZian
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KARAGHIAULLEyan
 
KARAGHIAULLEyan
  
KARAGHLANian See KARAOGHLANian.
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KARAGHLANian
  
 
KARAGHOSSiane KARAGEOZian
 
KARAGHOSSiane KARAGEOZian
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KARAGIan
 
KARAGIan
  
KARAGIOSiane KARAGEOZian
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KARAGIOSian KARAGEOZian
  
KARAGJOZiane KARAGOZian
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KARAGJOZian KARAGEOZian
  
 
KARAGOEZian See KARAGEOZian
 
KARAGOEZian See KARAGEOZian
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KARAGOSiane KARAGEOZian
 
KARAGOSiane KARAGEOZian
  
KARAGOULian (T/P) Black rose. The name of a breed of sheep from whose lambs
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KARAGOULian (T/P) Black rose.
 
 
astrakhan is obtained.
 
  
 
KARAGOUZiane KARAGEOZian
 
KARAGOUZiane KARAGEOZian
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KARAKASHian (T) Possessing black eyebrows.
 
KARAKASHian (T) Possessing black eyebrows.
  
KARAKAZian See KARAKASHian.
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KARAKAZian
  
 
KARAKEHyan (T) Black head of a village.
 
KARAKEHyan (T) Black head of a village.
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a dark complexioned person.
 
a dark complexioned person.
 
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KARA
KARAMANOOGian See KARAMANOUGian
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MANOOGian See KARAMANOUGian
  
 
KARAMANOUGian (T/A) Swarthy complexioned youth.
 
KARAMANOUGian (T/A) Swarthy complexioned youth.
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KARAPOULian, etc.
 
KARAPOULian, etc.
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KARA
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YANISian
  
KARAYANISian
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KARAYAVRUian
 
 
Herbert von Karayan’s family name.
 
 
 
KARAYAVRUyan (T) Dark complexioned cub.
 
  
 
KARBASian See KURBASHian
 
KARBASian See KURBASHian
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KARSARJIan  
 
KARSARJIan  
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KARSERJIan
 
KARSERJIan
 
 
KARSLYan
 
KARSLYan
  
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KARUBian
 
KARUBian
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KARVJIan
 
KARVJIan
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Magi.
 
Magi.
 
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KASEL
KASELIan
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Ian
  
 
KASGELENian (T) The goose is coming; said of a foolish person.
 
KASGELENian (T) The goose is coming; said of a foolish person.
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KASSAPian
 
KASSAPian
 +
  
 
KASSARDJIan See KASSARian.
 
KASSARDJIan See KASSARian.
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KAVALJIan
 
KAVALJIan
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KAVAZANJIan (A/P) Staff/cane maker or seller. [Minas Arakelian suggests that  
 
KAVAZANJIan (A/P) Staff/cane maker or seller. [Minas Arakelian suggests that  
 
 
kavazan is derived from the Persian words gav for cow, and asa for rod or stick.].
 
kavazan is derived from the Persian words gav for cow, and asa for rod or stick.].
  
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KAYAJANian
 
KAYAJANian
 +
  
 
KAYAJIan
 
KAYAJIan
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KEBADJIan
 
KEBADJIan
  
KECHEBEY
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KECHEBEYan
  
 
KECHECHian
 
KECHECHian
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KEGHOUSHian
 
KEGHOUSHian
 +
  
 
KEHian See KEHYAyan..
 
KEHian See KEHYAyan..
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KELIGian
 
KELIGian
  
KELIJI
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KELIJIan
  
 
KELIKian See KEKLIKian
 
KELIKian See KEKLIKian
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KELKJIan
 
KELKJIan
 +
  
 
KELLEJIan (T) Sheep’s head cooker.
 
KELLEJIan (T) Sheep’s head cooker.
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KEMANIyan (T) Violinist.
 
KEMANIyan (T) Violinist.
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KEMANJIan (T) Violin maker.
 
KEMANJIan (T) Violin maker.
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KEMATJIan
 
KEMATJIan
  
KEMHADJIan (T) Brocade maker/seller.
 
  
KEMIKISIZ
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KEMHADJIan
 +
 
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KEMIKISIZian
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 +
 
  
 
KEMKEMian
 
KEMKEMian
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KENDIRJIan  (T) Hemp rope maker/seller.
 
KENDIRJIan  (T) Hemp rope maker/seller.
  
KENJARSLAN
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KENJARSLANian
  
 
KENNian
 
KENNian
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KENOSian
 
KENOSian
  
KENTENJI
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KENTENJIan
  
 
KENTIKian
 
KENTIKian
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KEOGHLIan
 
KEOGHLIan
  
KEOGHOULOUyan See KEOROGHLOUyan. 
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KEOGHOULOUyan
  
 
KEOLAyan
 
KEOLAyan
  
KEOLEian
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KEOLEyan
  
 
KEOLIan
 
KEOLIan
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KEOMOURJIan (T) Coal dealer, collier, stoker.
 
KEOMOURJIan (T) Coal dealer, collier, stoker.
  
KEOMURJIan See KEOMOURJIan.
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KEOMURJIan  
  
 
KEONDJIan
 
KEONDJIan
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KEORian
 
KEORian
  
KEORKian See KEURKJIan.
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KEORKian
  
 
KEORKUNian
 
KEORKUNian
  
KEOROGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan.
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KEOROGHLIan
  
KEOROGHLOUyan (T) The hero of a popular legend; son of a blind man
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KEOROUGHLIan
 
 
KEOROUGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan.
 
  
 
KEOSAYian See KEOSEyan
 
KEOSAYian See KEOSEyan
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KEOSHEian See KEOSEyan
 
KEOSHEian See KEOSEyan
  
KEOSHEKER
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KEOSHEKERian
  
KEOSHGER
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KEOSHGERian
  
 
KEOSHIyan See KEOSEyan
 
KEOSHIyan See KEOSEyan
  
KEOSHKAR
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KEOSHKARian
  
KEOSHKER
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KEOSHKERian
  
 
KEOSIyan See KEOSEyan
 
KEOSIyan See KEOSEyan
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KEOTAHian
 
KEOTAHian
  
KEOTEKLI
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KEOTEKLIan
  
 
KEPEGIan
 
KEPEGIan
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KERJIKian
 
KERJIKian
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KERJILIan See KURCHILIan.
 
KERJILIan See KURCHILIan.
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KERMian
 
KERMian
 +
  
 
KERMJIan
 
KERMJIan
 +
  
 
KERMOYan
 
KERMOYan
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KERNEKLIan (T) Native of village near  Kharpert) ?; mountain in vicinity of Malatia ?
 
KERNEKLIan (T) Native of village near  Kharpert) ?; mountain in vicinity of Malatia ?
  
KEROGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan
+
KEROGHLIan (T) Needy ?
  
KEROGLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan
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KEROGLIan See KEROGHLIan
  
 
KEROPian (H) Cherub (baby angel).
 
KEROPian (H) Cherub (baby angel).
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KESEyan
 
KESEyan
  
KESENCI
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KESENCIan
  
 
KESHian
 
KESHian
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KESHMESHian
 
KESHMESHian
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KESIyan
 
KESIyan
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KETSEMANian (H) Gethsemane, Biblical garden outside Jerusalem, scene of the agony,  
 
KETSEMANian (H) Gethsemane, Biblical garden outside Jerusalem, scene of the agony,  
 
 
betrayal and arrest of Jesus.
 
betrayal and arrest of Jesus.
  
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KEUCHEUKBALTAyan (T) Vendor of small axes.
 
KEUCHEUKBALTAyan (T) Vendor of small axes.
  
KEUCHEUKGOULian (T/P) Little rose.
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KEUCHEUKian Small, young; insignificant; child.
 
 
KEUCHEUKian (T) Small, young; insignificant; child.
 
  
 
KEUCEUKSHIRINian (T/P) Small and sweet; affable, charming.
 
KEUCEUKSHIRINian (T/P) Small and sweet; affable, charming.
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KEUCEUKSIRINian See KUCUKSHIRINian
 
KEUCEUKSIRINian See KUCUKSHIRINian
  
KEUCEUKYANTIR (T) Native of Little Yantir, the name of a village near------?
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KEUCEUKYANTIRian (T) Native of Little Yantir, the name of a village near------?
  
KEUCHGERian See GOSHGAGARian.
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KEUCHGERian
  
KEUCHGUERian See GOSHGAGARian.
+
KEUCHGUERian
  
KEUCHKARian See GOSHGAGARian.
+
KEUCHKARian
  
KEUCHKERian See GOSHGAGARian.
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KEUCHKERian
  
 
KEUFTEJIan  (T) Maker/seller of stuffed meatballs with bulghour.
 
KEUFTEJIan  (T) Maker/seller of stuffed meatballs with bulghour.
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KEUREJIan See KOURAJIan.
 
KEUREJIan See KOURAJIan.
 
KEUREKCHIan (T) Maker/ seller of oars; paddles, rower, oarsman
 
  
 
KEURian See KOURAJIan.
 
KEURian See KOURAJIan.
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KEURJIKian
 
KEURJIKian
  
KEURKJIan Furrier.
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KEUROGHELIan
 
 
KEURKLIan (T) Adorned with furs.
 
 
 
KEUROGHELIan See KEOROGHLOUyan.
 
  
KEUROGHLIyan See KEOROGHLOUyan.
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KEUROGHLIyan
  
 
KEURPEyan
 
KEURPEyan
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KEUSHTOURian
 
KEUSHTOURian
  
KEUSSEyan See KEOSAian
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KEUSSEyan See KEOSAyan
  
 
KEUTELIyan
 
KEUTELIyan
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KHANAGIRILMEZian (T) Someone who does not enter a khan, such as a tavern or  
 
KHANAGIRILMEZian (T) Someone who does not enter a khan, such as a tavern or  
  
Coffee house. A prude.
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coffeehouse. A prude.
 
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KHAN
KHANAMIRian T/Ab/P  Found in Turkish, Arabic and Persian, khan and amir are  
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AMIRian T/Ab/P  Found in Turkish, Arabic and Persian, khan and amir are descriptive
descriptive terms that have overlapping meanings. Both can be variously defined  
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terms that have overlapping meanings. Both can be variously defined as lord, sovereign,  
as lord, sovereign, commander, chieftain. Thus a fitting rendering would be  
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commander, chieftain. Thus a fitting rendering would be commander-in-chief. See  
commander-in-chief. See AMIRKHANian.
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AMIRKHANian.
  
 
KHANANian
 
KHANANian
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KHAZARian ( ) Native of the village of Khazar in the vicinity of Bitlis, Turkey. Khazar  
 
KHAZARian ( ) Native of the village of Khazar in the vicinity of Bitlis, Turkey. Khazar  
can also be a diminutive of Ghazaros, and variant of Yeghiazar. See  
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can also be a diminutive of Ghazaros, and variant of Yeghiazar. See YEGHIAZARian.
 
 
YEGHIAZARian.
 
  
 
KHAZINian (T) Hazin in modern Turkish: Sad, melancholy.
 
KHAZINian (T) Hazin in modern Turkish: Sad, melancholy.
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KHEMTEMOURian (T) Khem (hem): Pers. Prefix indicating similarity or company;  
 
KHEMTEMOURian (T) Khem (hem): Pers. Prefix indicating similarity or company;  
  
Temour (Temur-Leng) Tamerlane  
+
Temour (Temur-Leng) Tamerlane  
  
 
KHERBEKIAN See KURBUYUKian  
 
KHERBEKIAN See KURBUYUKian  
  
KHERDian (T) Truncation of kherd-kach: break and run. The Kherdian sub-clan traces
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KHERDian (T) Truncation of kherd-kach: break and run  
  
back to a common ancestor. Here is what Charles (Garabed) Hardy of Racine,
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The Kherdian sub-clan traces back to a common ancestor. Here is what Charles  
  
Wisconsin has to say about the history of the name:
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(Garabed) Hardy of Racine, Wisconsin has to say about the history of the name:
  
 
The story about our family name, Kherdian, is the following:  
 
The story about our family name, Kherdian, is the following:  
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My paternal grandfather, Garabed Kherdian, was a carpenter by trade. One day a  
 
My paternal grandfather, Garabed Kherdian, was a carpenter by trade. One day a  
  
Turk from a neighboring village came to Khulakugh (a village near Kharpert  
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Turk from a neighboring village came to Khulakugh (a village near Kharpert City) and
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asked Grandfather Garabed to make and hang a door for him. When the job was
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completed, Grandfather Garabed went to see the Turk to get paid. The Turk told him that
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he did not have the money that day and that Grandfather should come back another day.
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Each time Grandfather went to see the Turk to get paid, he got the same answer. Finally,
 +
he was convinced that the Turk had no intention of paying him.
  
City) and asked Grandfather Garabed to make and hang a door for him. When the
+
So Grandfather Garabed came up with a plan. Late one night, he along with his brothers
 
+
and cousins went to this Turkish village. While everyone was sound asleep, they chopped  
job was completed, Grandfather Garabed went to see the Turk to get paid. The
+
down the door and fled. As they were fleeing, the Turks woke startled and started  
 
+
screaming “kherduh khashduh” which in Turkish dialect means “destroyed and fled.”  
Turk told him that he did not have the money that day and that Grandfather
 
 
 
should come back another day. Each time Grandfather went to see the Turk to get
 
 
 
paid, he got the same answer. Finally, he was convinced that the Turk had no
 
 
 
intention of paying him.
 
 
 
So Grandfather Garabed came up with a plan. Late one night, he along with his  
 
 
 
brothers and cousins went to this Turkish village. While everyone was sound  
 
 
 
asleep, they chopped down the door and fled. As they were fleeing, the Turks  
 
 
 
woke startled and started screaming “kherduh khashduh” which in Turkish dialect  
 
 
 
means “destroyed and fled.”  
 
  
 
Since that time the name of our part of the clan became Kherdian.  
 
Since that time the name of our part of the clan became Kherdian.  
Line 2,291: Line 2,264:
 
KHEREMian
 
KHEREMian
  
KHERIMian See KHRIMian.
+
KHERIMian   Kerem ?  Khrim ?
  
 
KHERLOBian See KHERLOPian.
 
KHERLOBian See KHERLOPian.
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mouthful; a gourmand.
 
mouthful; a gourmand.
 +
KHESH
 +
ADORian See KHACHADOURian
  
KHESHADORian See KHACHADOURian
+
KHESHVADJIan
 
 
KHESHVADJI
 
  
KHETIG
+
KHETIGian
  
KHEUBESER
+
KHEUBESERian
  
KHEYMAT See KUYMETian, WORTH OR VALUE.
+
KHEYMATian See KUYMETian.
  
KHIDISH
+
KHIDISHian
  
KHITAB    SPEECH
+
KHITABian
  
KHITIK
+
KHITIKian
  
 
KHLEBNIKian (R) Baker.
 
KHLEBNIKian (R) Baker.
Line 2,321: Line 2,294:
 
KHMBOyan
 
KHMBOyan
  
KHNDAM  (KHANDAMIR)
+
KHNDAMian
  
KHNGENI
+
KHANDAMIRian
  
KHNTIR
+
 
 +
KHNGENI
 +
 
 +
KHNTIRian
  
 
KHODABASHIAN
 
KHODABASHIAN
Line 2,335: Line 2,311:
 
European herb, used medicinally and in salads.
 
European herb, used medicinally and in salads.
  
KHODAVERDian See KHOUDAVERDian.
+
KHODAVERDian See KHOUDAVERDian
 
 
KHODIG
 
  
KHODJAMIR
+
KHODIGian
  
KHODJASAR
+
KHODJAMIRian
  
KHODJASSAR
+
KHODJASARian
  
KHODZAHABASH
+
KHODJASSARian
  
KHOJAMIRian (T/Ab) Prince of teachers.
+
KHODZAHABASHian
  
KHOJAAVAKian (T/A) Senior teacher.
+
KHOJAMIRian
  
 
KHOJIKian
 
KHOJIKian
Line 2,358: Line 2,332:
  
 
objects on the shoulders.
 
objects on the shoulders.
 +
KHOLI
 +
APANian See KOLIAPAN.
  
KHOLIAPANian See KOLIAPAN.
+
KHONARHian
  
KHONARH
+
KHOOBATian
  
KHOOBAT
+
KHOOMARian
  
KHOOMAR
+
KHORANian
  
KHORAN
+
KHORCHIDian
  
KHORCHIDian
 
  
 
KHORENATSIan
 
KHORENATSIan
Line 2,377: Line 2,352:
 
KHORIGian
 
KHORIGian
  
KHORIK
+
KHORIKian
 +
 
 +
KHORKHORian
  
KHORKHOR
 
  
KHORODIG
+
KHORODIGian
  
 
KHOROZian (T) Rooster, cock-of-the-walk; someone who struts about; or puts on airs;  
 
KHOROZian (T) Rooster, cock-of-the-walk; someone who struts about; or puts on airs;  
Line 2,389: Line 2,365:
 
KHORSANDian
 
KHORSANDian
  
KHOSDEGH
+
KHOSDEGHian
 +
 
 +
KHOSHABJIan
  
KHOSHABJI
+
KHOSHAFian
  
KHOSHAF
+
KHOSROFian See KHOSROVian
  
KHOSROF See KHOSROV
+
KHOSROianV (P) Famous, renowned, celebrated.
  
KHOSROV (P) Famous, renowned, celebrated.
+
KHOSROVANOUSHian
  
KHOSROVANOUSH
 
  
KHOSROVATOUGHD
+
KHOSROVATOUGHDian
  
KHOSROVIG
+
KHOSROVIGian
  
KHOSTIK
+
KHOSTIKian
  
KHOTCHAR
+
KHOTCHARian
  
KHOTCHODOUR
+
KHOTCHODOURian See KHACHADOURian.
  
KHOTSIK
+
KHOTSIKian
  
KHOUBESER
+
KHOUBESERian
  
KHOUBESSER
+
KHOUBESSERian
  
 
KHOUDABABian (P/T) Godfather.
 
KHOUDABABian (P/T) Godfather.
Line 2,422: Line 2,399:
  
 
ASDVADZADOURian.
 
ASDVADZADOURian.
 
+
KHOU
KHOUDAGOULian (P) God’s rose.
+
DAGOULian (P) God’s rose.
  
 
KHOUDAVERDian (P/T) God -given. The Armenian equivalent is  
 
KHOUDAVERDian (P/T) God -given. The Armenian equivalent is  
  
 
ASDVADZADOURian.
 
ASDVADZADOURian.
 
+
KHOU
KHOUGASianSee GHOUGASian.
+
GASian See GHOUGASian.
  
 
KHOUNGANian (P) Khondkar: lord, God.
 
KHOUNGANian (P) Khondkar: lord, God.
  
KHOUNOUNTZ  
+
KHOUNOUNTZ
  
 
KHOURDADJIan See KHOURDAJIan.
 
KHOURDADJIan See KHOURDAJIan.
Line 2,443: Line 2,420:
 
KHOURMATian (P) Date (fruit).
 
KHOURMATian (P) Date (fruit).
  
KHOUROUZ
+
KHOUROUZian
  
KHOURSHID
+
KHOURSHID iam
  
 
KHOURSHOUDian (P) Sun.
 
KHOURSHOUDian (P) Sun.
Line 2,453: Line 2,430:
 
KOUZOUBASHian
 
KOUZOUBASHian
  
KHOYAN See KOY ?
+
KHOYAN  
  
 
KHOYANKian
 
KHOYANKian
Line 2,464: Line 2,441:
  
 
KHOZOZian
 
KHOZOZian
 +
  
 
KHRAKHOUNian
 
KHRAKHOUNian
Line 2,487: Line 2,465:
 
KHUSHABAyan
 
KHUSHABAyan
  
KHZMALian (T) Adorned with a nose bead.
+
KHZMALian (T) 1. Impatient. 2. Successful, fortunate. 3. Maker/seller of women’s
  
KIAKACHO
+
jewelry. 4. Adorned with a nose bead.
 +
KIAKA
 +
CHOyann
  
 
KIBARian (T/Ab) Refined, polite, well-bred, genteel; eminent persons, belonging to the  
 
KIBARian (T/Ab) Refined, polite, well-bred, genteel; eminent persons, belonging to the  
  
 
upper class.
 
upper class.
 
+
KIBAS
KIBASian
+
ian
  
 
KIBRITJIan (T) Seller of friction matches.
 
KIBRITJIan (T) Seller of friction matches.
  
KICHAK
+
KICHAKian
  
 
KIDANian
 
KIDANian
  
KIDANENAR
+
KIDANENAR ian
  
KIDIK
+
KIDIKian
  
KIDISH
+
KIDISHian
  
KIELI
+
KIELIan
  
KIL
+
KILian
  
 
KILADJIan See KULUJIan; KILERJIan, KILEJIan.
 
KILADJIan See KULUJIan; KILERJIan, KILEJIan.
Line 2,517: Line 2,497:
 
KILAGHBian (T) Kilab : dogs (?)
 
KILAGHBian (T) Kilab : dogs (?)
  
KILAM
+
KILAMian
  
 
KILARJI See KILERJIan
 
KILARJI See KILERJIan
 +
 +
  
 
KILBASHian
 
KILBASHian
 
 
KILECIan See KILEJIan
 
KILECIan See KILEJIan
  
Line 2,550: Line 2,531:
  
 
KILISSian See KILISLIan
 
KILISSian See KILISLIan
 
 
KILJIan (T) Supplier of kil, fuller’s earth/clay used in cleaning cloth.
 
KILJIan (T) Supplier of kil, fuller’s earth/clay used in cleaning cloth.
  
Line 2,557: Line 2,537:
 
KILLEDJIan See KILEJIan
 
KILLEDJIan See KILEJIan
  
KILLian ?
+
KILLian  
  
 
KIMATian  (Ab) Worthy; of value.
 
KIMATian  (Ab) Worthy; of value.
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KINOyan (A) Dim. of KNARian
 
KINOyan (A) Dim. of KNARian
  
KINT
+
KINTian
  
KIOUMEJI
+
KIOUMEJIan
  
KIR
+
KIRian
  
 
KIRAJIan (T) Lessee, tenant, lodger. See KOURAJIan.
 
KIRAJIan (T) Lessee, tenant, lodger. See KOURAJIan.
  
KIRAKOS
+
KIRAKOSian
 
 
KIRAKOSS
 
  
KIRAMEDJI
+
KIRAKOSSian
  
KIRAMICH
+
KIRAMEDJIan
  
 +
KIRAMICHian
 
KIRAMIDZHian
 
KIRAMIDZHian
  
 
KIRAMIJIan
 
KIRAMIJIan
  
KIRAZ
 
  
KIRCIK
+
KIRAZian
 +
 
 +
KIRCIKian
  
 
KIRCORian See KRIKOEian.
 
KIRCORian See KRIKOEian.
  
KIRDEMIR
+
KIRDEMIRian
  
 
KIRECHJIan (T) Lime merchant, keeper of a lime depot, lime burner.
 
KIRECHJIan (T) Lime merchant, keeper of a lime depot, lime burner.
  
 
KIREDJIan See KIRECHJIan
 
KIREDJIan See KIRECHJIan
 +
  
 
KIREDZHyan See KIRECHJIan
 
KIREDZHyan See KIRECHJIan
Line 2,649: Line 2,630:
 
KIRJIan  See KIRAJIan
 
KIRJIan  See KIRAJIan
  
KIRJILian (T) Kurchul: Sprinkled with gray. >?
+
KIRJILian (T) Kurchul: Sprinkled with gray.
  
KIRKESELI
+
KIRKESELIan
  
KIRKLI
+
KIRKLIan
  
 
KIRKORian
 
KIRKORian
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KIRLIan
 
KIRLIan
  
KIRMIZEian
+
KIRMIZEyan
  
KIRMIZIOGLU KURMUZ: cochineal
+
KIRMIZIOGLU (T) Kurmuz: cochineal
  
 
KIROZian
 
KIROZian
Line 2,692: Line 2,673:
  
 
KIUDian
 
KIUDian
 +
  
 
KIULNAZARian See GULNAZARian
 
KIULNAZARian See GULNAZARian
Line 2,718: Line 2,700:
  
 
KLEDJIan
 
KLEDJIan
 +
  
 
KLENDJIan See KULUNJIan
 
KLENDJIan See KULUNJIan
 +
 +
  
 
KLETJIan
 
KLETJIan
Line 2,728: Line 2,713:
  
 
KLOONGIan
 
KLOONGIan
 +
  
 
KLUDJI an See KULUJIan
 
KLUDJI an See KULUJIan
Line 2,746: Line 2,732:
  
 
KNARIGian Diminutive if KNARian
 
KNARIGian Diminutive if KNARian
 +
  
 
KNELian
 
KNELian
  
 
KNIAZian
 
KNIAZian
 
 
KNKOUSHian
 
KNKOUSHian
  
Line 2,834: Line 2,820:
  
 
KOJAKian
 
KOJAKian
 +
  
 
KOJAMANian (T) Huge, enormous/
 
KOJAMANian (T) Huge, enormous/
 
 
KOJAOGLANian (T) Great or famous boy, servant, catamite.
 
KOJAOGLANian (T) Great or famous boy, servant, catamite.
  
Line 2,870: Line 2,856:
  
 
tent; rope of a swing.
 
tent; rope of a swing.
 +
KOLCHAKian (T) Maker or seller of mittens, arm bands, armlets, cuff protectors
  
KOLC
 
 
HAKian (T) Maker or seller of mittens, arm bands, armlets, cuff protectors
 
  
 
KOLEGian
 
KOLEGian
Line 2,924: Line 2,908:
  
 
KONDOURADJIan See KUNDURAJIan
 
KONDOURADJIan See KUNDURAJIan
 +
  
 
KONDOURAJIan See KUNDURAJIan
 
KONDOURAJIan See KUNDURAJIan
Line 2,946: Line 2,931:
  
 
KOOBATian (P/T) Koobat or kubat in Turkish means vulgar, coarse; common (accent on  
 
KOOBATian (P/T) Koobat or kubat in Turkish means vulgar, coarse; common (accent on  
way of speaking). However when questioned closely on the historic pronunciation  
+
way of speaking). However when questioned closely on the historic pronunciation of his  
of his family name, Gregory Koobatian acknowledge that it was originally  
+
family name, Gregory Koobatian acknowledge that it was originally Khoobatian. This  
Khoobatian. This puts an entirely different face on it. Khub in Persian music  
+
puts an entirely different face on it. Khub in Persian music good, an at in Turkish means  
good, an at in Turkish means horse. When the Persian word entered Turkish  
+
horse. When the Persian word entered Turkish (probably in Ottoman times) the “kh”  
(probably in Ottoman times) the “kh” sound was preserved. But with the  
+
sound was preserved. But with the modernization of the Turkish language and alphabet  
modernization of the Turkish language and alphabet “kh” was replaced with “h”.  
+
“kh” was replaced with “h”. Thus you would get hub, which passes for love in Turkish  
Thus you would get hub, which passes for love in Turkish  
 
 
Arabic, and Persian. The foregoing suggests two possibilities for the name:
 
Arabic, and Persian. The foregoing suggests two possibilities for the name:
The owner of good or fine horses, or a lover of horses, as is the case with  
+
 
PILIBBOSian (Phil hippos).
+
The owner of good or fine horses, or a lover of horses, as is the case with PILIBBOSian
 +
(Phil hippos).
  
 
To which Gregory and Nadine (nee Sarajian) add the following comment:
 
To which Gregory and Nadine (nee Sarajian) add the following comment:
We are especially pleased that a “lover of fine horses” would marry the descendant of the Sarajians, the “saddlemakers.”
+
 
 +
We are especially pleased that a “lover of fine horses” would marry the descendant of the  
 +
Sarajians, the “saddlemakers.”
  
 
KOOBIGian
 
KOOBIGian
  
 
KOOCHAGian See KOUCHAGian.
 
KOOCHAGian See KOUCHAGian.
 
 
KOOHARian
 
KOOHARian
  
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KOOMJIan
 
KOOMJIan
  
KOOMRUyan See KOUMROUyan.
+
KOOMRUyan
  
 
KOONDAKJIan
 
KOONDAKJIan
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KORDESOYian
 
KORDESOYian
  
KORDian  gnamol. Gin, as in wife or woman, and mol as in moli, fond Gortian. Nothing  
+
KORDian  gnamol. Gin, as in wife or woman, and mol as in moli, fond
with Kord. In our book of names published in Yerevan in 2000 by Dikran  
+
 
Avedisian, we find Kortyan (we would spell it Kordian). The rendering of  
+
Gortian. Nothing with Kord.
Kordyan in Avedisian's book is along Eastern Armenian lines. Although the first  
+
 
letter is keh, the fourth is diun, which is pronounced more like a t sound. The  
+
In my book of names published in Yerevan in 2000 by Dikran Avedisian, I find Kortyan  
derivation is Turkish, but borrowed from Italian, where presumably cort is  
+
(we would spell it Kordian) ,.
an abbreviation of corti or a truncation of corteggiamento, which means  
+
 
courtship. In that same book we find Haydostyan, which is defined as  
+
 
kiugh Garsi marzi Oltii ogroukoum. Kordoian is not a familiar name to us,  
+
 
but we have heard of the name Kordolian, which we don't have any data  
+
The rendering of Kordyan in Avedisian's book is along Eastern Armenian lines. Although  
on either.
+
the first letter is keh, the fourth is diun, which is pronounced more like a t sound.
 +
 
 +
The derivation is Turkish, but borrowed from Italian, where presumably cort is an
 +
abbreviation of corti or a truncation of corteggiamento, which means courtship.  
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
In that same book I find Haydostyan, which is defined as kiugh Garsi marzi Oltii  
 +
ogroukoum.
 +
 
 +
Kordoian is not a familiar name to me, but I have heard of the name Kordolian, which I
 +
don't have any data on either.
  
But, the suffix li suggests a native of a village named Kordo. And of  
+
But, the suffix li suggests a native of a village named Kordo. And of course, the  
course, the Armenian rendering would be Kordo without the li, or  
+
Armenian rendering would be Kordo without the li, or Kordotsi, plus the ian.
Kordotsi, plus the ian.
 
  
  
Line 3,046: Line 3,044:
 
KORDJIan
 
KORDJIan
  
KORDOGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan
+
KORDOGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan
  
 
KORDZian
 
KORDZian
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KORKOyan See KORKian
 
KORKOyan See KORKian
  
KOROGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan
+
KOROGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan
  
KOROGHLUyan See KEORGHLOUyan.
+
KOROGHLUyan (T) The hero of a popular legend; son of a blind man
  
KOROGLUyan See KEOROGHLOUyan
+
KOROGLUyan See KOROGHLUyan
  
 
KOROMANian
 
KOROMANian
  
KORTMOSian
+
KORTMOSian
  
 
KORTUNian
 
KORTUNian
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KORUKCHIan (T) Shovel maker/seller;
 
KORUKCHIan (T) Shovel maker/seller;
  
KOSian Dim. of KEOSEyan.
+
KOSian
  
KOSEYAN See KEOSEyan
+
KOSEYAN
  
 
KOSHian
 
KOSHian
Line 3,149: Line 3,147:
  
 
KOUBATIan (T) Vulgar, coarse; common (accent or way of speaking). See  
 
KOUBATIan (T) Vulgar, coarse; common (accent or way of speaking). See  
 
 
KOOBATian.
 
KOOBATian.
  
Line 3,160: Line 3,157:
 
KOUBOUCHian
 
KOUBOUCHian
  
KOUCHAGian See KOUSHAGian.
+
KOUCHAGian
 
 
KOUCHAKD
 
  
See KOUCHAKJIan.
+
KOUCHAKDGIan
  
KOUCHAKDJIan See KOUSHAKJIan
+
KOUCHAKDJIan
  
KOUCHAKian See KOUSHAKJIan
+
KOUCHAKian
  
KOUCHOOKian See KEUCHEUKian.
+
KOUCHOOKian SeeKOUCHOUKian
  
 
KOUDAKJIan
 
KOUDAKJIan
Line 3,177: Line 3,172:
  
 
basket on his head)
 
basket on his head)
 
+
KOUF
KOUFTEJIan (T) Preparer/vendor of stuffed meatballs; blowhard, braggart, liar.
+
TEJIan (T) Preparer/vendor of stuffed meatballs; blowhard, braggart, liar.
  
 
KOUGASian See GHOUGASian
 
KOUGASian See GHOUGASian
Line 3,219: Line 3,214:
  
 
information.
 
information.
 
+
KOUM
KOUMRian See KEOMOURJIan
+
Rian See KEOMOURJIan
  
 
KOUMRIyan See KEOUMROUyan.
 
KOUMRIyan See KEOUMROUyan.
Line 3,227: Line 3,222:
  
 
KOUMROUKian (T) Customs officer.
 
KOUMROUKian (T) Customs officer.
 +
  
 
KOUMROUyan (P) Kumri, (T) Kumru: Turtle-dove, ring-dove, noted for its plaintive  
 
KOUMROUyan (P) Kumri, (T) Kumru: Turtle-dove, ring-dove, noted for its plaintive  
  
 
cooing, and affectionate disposition. Inseparable lover.
 
cooing, and affectionate disposition. Inseparable lover.
 
+
KOUM
KOUMROYan See KOUMROUyan
+
ROYan See KOUMROUyan
  
 
KOUNDAKJIan (T) Maker/dealer of swaddling clothes or gunstocks; incendiary;  
 
KOUNDAKJIan (T) Maker/dealer of swaddling clothes or gunstocks; incendiary;  
 
 
mischief maker.
 
mischief maker.
  
 
KOUNDOURAJIan (T) Shoemaker.
 
KOUNDOURAJIan (T) Shoemaker.
 +
  
 
KOUNGANian
 
KOUNGANian
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drawing of lots for military service.
 
drawing of lots for military service.
 
 
KOURBANian (Ab) Victim, sacrifice.
 
KOURBANian (Ab) Victim, sacrifice.
 
+
KOUR
KOURBETian
+
BETian
  
 
KOURBOUCHian
 
KOURBOUCHian
  
KOURian Dim. of KOURKENian.
+
KOURian
  
KOURKENian (P) Brave as a wolf.
+
KOURKENian
 +
KOURKJIan (T) Furrier.
  
KOURKJIan See KEURKJIan.
+
KOURKLIan (T) Adorned with furs.
 
 
KOURKLIan See KEURKLIan.
 
  
 
KOURKOUNian
 
KOURKOUNian
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KOUSANian (A) Minstrel.
 
KOUSANian (A) Minstrel.
  
KOUSHAyan  
+
KOUSHAyan
  
 
KOUSHAGian (A) Seer, soothsayer, fortune-teller..
 
KOUSHAGian (A) Seer, soothsayer, fortune-teller..
  
KOUSHAGJIan See KOUSHAGian, KOUSHAKJIan.
+
KOUSHAGJIan See KOUSHAGian
  
KOUSHAKian See KOUSHAKJIan
+
KOUSHAKian (T) Belt/sash/girdle maker/seller.
  
KOUSHAKDJIan See KOUSHAKJIan
+
KOUSHAKDJIan See KOUSHAKian
  
KOUSHAKJIan (T) Belt/sash/girdle maker/seller.
+
KOUSHAKJIan See KOUSHAKian
  
KOUSHAKOLJIan See KOUSHAKJIan
+
KOUSHAKOLJIan
  
KOUSHARian  
+
KOUSHARian Belt maker.
  
KOUSHian (T) Bird.
+
KOUSHian  
  
KOUTCHEGOULianSee KEUCHEUKGOULian..
+
KOUTCHEGOULian (T/P) Little rose.
  
 
KOUTICHian See KOUTOUJIan.
 
KOUTICHian See KOUTOUJIan.
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KOUYOMJIan See KOUYOUMJIan
 
KOUYOMJIan See KOUYOUMJIan
 +
  
 
KOUYOUJIan (T) Well digger.
 
KOUYOUJIan (T) Well digger.
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KRISTAPORian (Gr) Christ bearer.
 
KRISTAPORian (Gr) Christ bearer.
 +
  
 
KRISTian
 
KRISTian
Line 3,527: Line 3,523:
  
 
warehouse,factory;  
 
warehouse,factory;  
 
+
KULL
KULLUKian
+
UKian
  
 
KULTCHEyan See KEULTCHEyan.
 
KULTCHEyan See KEULTCHEyan.
Line 3,604: Line 3,600:
 
KURDian
 
KURDian
  
KURDOGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan.
+
KURDOGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan.
  
 
KUREDJIan See KOURAJIan
 
KUREDJIan See KOURAJIan
Line 3,614: Line 3,610:
 
KUREJIan See KOURAJIan
 
KUREJIan See KOURAJIan
  
KUREKCHIan See KEUREKCHIan.
+
KUREKCHIan (T) Maker/ seller of oars; paddles, rower, oarsman
  
 
KURESTian
 
KURESTian
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KURJIan
 
KURJIan
  
KURKian See KEURKJIan,
+
KURKian See KOURKJIan
  
 
KURKCHIan
 
KURKCHIan
  
KURKCIan See KEURKJIan
+
KURKCIan See KOURKJIan
  
KURKDJIan See KEURKJIan
+
KURKDJIan See KOURKJIan
  
KURKEDJI See KEURKJIan
+
KURKEDJI See KOURKJIan
  
KURKGIan See KEURKJIan
+
KURKGIan See KOURKJIan
  
KURKJIan  See KEURKJIan
+
KURKJIan  See KOURKJIan
 +
 
 +
 
 +
KURKLIan See KOURKLIan
  
KURKLIan See KEURKLIan
 
  
 
KURKTIan
 
KURKTIan
  
KURKYASHARian (T) Forty cheers.
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KURKYASHARian (T) Forty (cheers?)
  
 
KURMAJIan (T) Small grain or corn merchant;
 
KURMAJIan (T) Small grain or corn merchant;
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KURNAZian  Wily ?.
 
KURNAZian  Wily ?.
  
KUROGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan,  
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KUROGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan,  
  
 
KURTian
 
KURTian
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KURUMLIan ( ) Native of              Aintab, Historic Armenia.
 
KURUMLIan ( ) Native of              Aintab, Historic Armenia.
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KURUZian
 
KURUZian
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KYOURICHIan See KOURAJIan
 
KYOURICHIan See KOURAJIan
  
KYOUROGHLIan (T) Plump. See KEOROGHLOUyan.
+
KYOUROGHLIan (T) Plump. See KOROGHLUyan.
  
KYOROKLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan
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KYOROKLIan See KOROGHLUyan
  
 
KYUREGHian See GIUREGHian.
 
KYUREGHian See GIUREGHian.
  
KYURKCHIan See KEURKJIan.
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KYURKCHIan See KOURKJIan.
  
 
KYUTOUNian
 
KYUTOUNian
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a person who implements decisions of the higher governors of his office.
 
a person who implements decisions of the higher governors of his office.
 
 
KZLian
 
KZLian
  
 
KZOyan See KZIRian
 
KZOyan See KZIRian

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KAAKAJIan

KABAKian

KABALJIan

KABABian

KABABEDJIan

KABADian

KABADAyan (T) Swashbuckler, bully, tough.

KABAKian

KABAKCIan See KABAKJI an

KABAKCIyan See KABAKJIan

KABAKJIan (T) Pumpkin/squash grower or seller.

KABAKLIan

KABALIan

KABARADJIan See KABARAJIan

KABARAJIAN (T) Maker/seller of hob-nails, ornamented brass-headed nails.

KABARDAyan

KABASAKALian (T) Possessing a coarse or bushy beard.

KABAyan

KABBENDJIan See KABBENJIan

KABBENJIan (T) Weighmaster, who determined the weight of sacks of grain with a

kabben, a primitive scale suspended from a horizontal pole with a hook and one

end of a horizontal bar and a sliding weight at the long end of it

KABERJIan

KABian

KABILIan

KABJIan

KABLANian (T) See KAPLANian

KABODian (T) See KABADAyan.

KABOBJIan See KEBABJIan

KABOOLian See KABOULian

KABOUKian shell , rind, crust, bark, skin

KABOULian Acceptance, assent, admission

KABOUNian

KABRANian (T) Slack, without energy.

KABRIELian See KAPRIELian.

KABUKian See KABOUKian.

KABULian See KABOULian.

KACian See KACHian.

KACHADOORian See KHACHADOURian.

KACHADORian See KHACHADOURian.

KACHADOURian See KHACHADOURian.

KACHADRian See KHACHADOURian.

KACHADURian See KHACHADOURian.

KACHAGIan See KAJAJIan

KACHAJIan See KAJAJian

KACHAKCHIan (T) Smuggler, moonshiner, contrabandist.

KACHAKian (T) Fugitive, deserter.

KACHAKJIan See KACHAKCHIan.

KACHANian (T) Running away, fugitive.

KACHARCHIan See KACHAKCHIan

KACHARian See KACHAKian

KACHATOORian See KHACHADOURian.

KACHATURian See KHACHADOURian.

KACHAZORian (A)

KACHAZOUNian

KACHBALian

KACHDORian See KHACHADOURian.

KACHDRian See KHACHADOURian.

KACHEDJIan See KACHAJIan

KACHEJIan See KACHAJIan

KACHERian

KACHian (A) Brave.

KACHICHian See KESHISHian.

KACHIDURian See KHACHADOURian.

KACHIGian Dim. of KHACHADOURian.

KACHIKian Dim. of KHACHADOURian.

KACHOian Dim. of KHACHADOURian.

KACHOUCHian

KACHOUGian

KADAMian

KADEHJIan (Ab/T) maker/seller of cups, goblets, tumblers, drinking glasses.

KADEMian

KADERJIan (T) Fatalist.

KADEyan (Ab/T) Magistrate, judge, cadi

KADIan See KADEian

KADIFEyan (T) Dealer in velvet cloth.

KADIMian

KADORian

KADOYian

KADZHBALian

KAFADARian (T) Intimate friend, like-minded.

KAFAFian See KAVAFian.

KAFALAMAZian (T) Literally, without a head; figuratively, lacking

understanding,unintelligent, foolish.

KAFALMAZian See KAFALAMAZian

KAFESJIan (T) Maker of lattice-works, bird cages.

KAFESSian See KAFESJIan

KAFFEyan

KAFKADJIan

KAFTAJIan See KAFTANJIan

KAFTANJIan (T) Dealer in long-sleeved robe with a girdle


EPOLITICS Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his favorite Armenian attire

KAFTARian (?)

KAGHEDJIan

KAGHTSROUHIyan (A) Sweet

KAGHTZROUNI (A)


KAGian

KAGRAMANian

KAHian See KEHEyan

KAHAUMJIan See KOUYOUMJIan. This misspelling of Kouyoumjian is

another eample of the familiar Ellis Island hatchet job perpetrated on Armenian names. But, a case can be made for such variances resulting 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 Kouyoumjian, 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 Kouyoumjian n spelled with the

letter J (hee), he pronounces it Kouhoumjian. KAHA Yan See KEHEyan

KAHIGian Dim. of KAHAyan.

KAHKEDJIan See KAHKEJIan

KAHKEJIan (T) Small biscuit or cookie msker/vendor.

KAHNECIyan

KAHRAMANian (Ab/P) Major domo, steward. (T) Hero, gallant& brave fellow.

KAHRAMANJAyan (T) Dearly heroic, valiant..

KAHRIMANian See KAHRAMANian

KAHSERJIan See See GESARian

KAHVECIan See KAHVEJIan

KAHVECIyan See KAHVEJIan

KAHVEDJIan See KAHVEJIan

KAHVEJIan (T) Coffee-shop owner or operator.

KAHWADJIan See KAHVEJIan

KAHWAJIan See KAHVEJIan

KAHYAyan See KEHEyan

KAIAGIan

KAICHian

KAILian (T) Saying;consenting, agreeing. Speaker.

KAIMAKAMian (T) Local governor, Lt. Colonel., mayor , sub-governor

KAISERian (T) See GESARian

KAISERLIan See GESARian

KAISHian

KAISSARian See GESAR

KAISSERLIan See GESAR

KAJAGOONY

KAJAJian (A) Dwarf, pigmy.

KAJARian

KAJIGian

KAJIRian

KAJOian

KAKIGian

KAKILIan

KAKLEGian See KEKLIKian

KAKLIGian See KEKLIKian

KAKLIKian See KEKLIKian

KAKOUSian

KAKOyana

KAKUSSian

KALABALIKian (T) Crowd, throng, confused mass; crowded; bustling; thronged.

KALACHIan See KALAYJIan

KALADJIan See KALAYJIan


KALADJIKIan

KALAEGIan See KALAYJIan

KALAFian See KALAFATJIan

KALAFATJIan (T) Caulker.

KALAGIan See KALAYJIan

KALAHJIan See KALAYJIan

KALAian See KALAYJIan

KALAIDJIan See KALAYJIan

KALAIGIan See KALAYJIan

KALAIJIan See KALAYJIan

KALAJIan See KALAYJIan


KALAKJIan

KALALian

KALAMian (Ab/P) Purveyor of writing pens, quills, reeds.

KALAMKARian See KALEMKARian

KALAMOJIan

KALANDARian (P) A wandering mendicant; Dervish who has renounced the world; unconventional person.

KALANDERian See KALANDARian.

KALANDJIan

KALANIyan

KALANJIan

KALANTARian

KALAPTCHIan

KALASHian See KELESHian.

KALAYCIan See KALAYJIan

KALAYDJIan See KALAYJIan

KALAYGIan See KALAYJIan

KALAYian See KALAYJIan

KALAYJIan T) Tinsmith, one who tins copper vessels

KALBian = (Ab) counterfeit

KALBian = (T) heart, center, change

KALBian (P) Mind.

KALBian (Ab) Shark. See Kalp.

KALBAKIan

KALBAKLIan

KALBURJIan (T) Maker/seller of sieves, screens.

KALDEREJIan (T) See KALDERJIan

KALDERJIan (T) kaldurji: pavior, loafer

KALDJIan

KALDOUSDian

KALEian

KALEBDJIan

KALEBJIan

KALECHian

KALEJIan GOALKEEPER.

KALEKERian See KALEMKARian

KALEMian See KALAMian.

KALEMBIARian

KALEMDERian

KALEMJIan

KALEMKARian ( ) A painter of designs on muslin, etc.; a engraver on gold or silver.

KALEMKIARian See KALEMKARian.

KALEMKERian See KALEMKARian.

KALENian

KALENDERian

KALENTSian

KALEPDJIan

KALESHian

KALESTian

KALFAyn (T) Architect; master builder; qualified workman; usher (of school); head

clerk

KALFian See KALFAyan.

KALian

KALIan

KALIGian

KALIKian

KALIMian

KALINian


KALIPJIan (T) Fez mold maker. KALISHian

KALJIan (T) Metal refiner.

KALLAJIan See KALAYJIan.

KALLEMian See KALAMian

KALLOGHLIan

KALOian

KALOEMKIARian KALEMKARian

KALOGERAKOSian

KALOJIan

KALOOGian

KALOOSDian See KALOUSDian

KALOOSIL

KALOOSTian See KALOUSDian

KALOUKian

KALOUSDian (A) Advent: the coming or nativity of Jesus.Christ. Welcome (as in pari

kalousd)

KALOUSTian See KALOUSDian

KALOYJIan

KALPian See KALBian.

KALPAGIan See KALPAKJIan.

KALPAKian T See KALPAKJIan

KALPAKJIan (T) Fur cap maker/selleer.

KALPAKGIan See KALPAKJIan.

KALSAHAKian (T/H) Kal, a variant of kel, is defined as “bald headed,” and Sahak, a

truncation of Isahak, borrowed from Hebrew, Yitzhak (Isaac), is defined as “he will laugh.” Hrach Kalsahakian, among other callings, is the editor of Azad-Hye Middle East Armenian website, and a journalist and member of Dubai Press club. In response to our

inquiry here is what he had to say about the history of his surname. I am originally from the Ekizluk village in Kessab area in north east Latakia in present-day Syria. My village is still inhabited by Armenians and I do visit then at least once every year or second year.

My family is named after Sahag, my great-grandfather. Most probably he was bold so in

Turkish he was called kal. In Arabic it was reproduced sometimes as kul, and in Armenian it was written as kel (in Kessab, we have Kel-Yaghoubian, Kel-Boghossian, etc.). I prefer red he to change the kel to kal, and combined it with “Sahak,” and came out with Kalsahakian (which is unique when you Google it.)

KALSHOHian

KALSTian

KALSTANian

KALTAKJIan (T) Saddle-tree (frame for constructing saddles) maker/seller.

KALUBJIan See KALUPCHIan

KALUMJIan

KALUNian See KALYANian

KALUPCHIan (T) Mold maker (fez, etc.)


KALUSDian See KALOUSDian.

KALUSTian See KALOUSDian.

KALVONJIan

KALYANian (P) Maker/seller of Water pipes.

KALYANDJIan See KALYANian.

KALYJIan See KALAYJIan

KALYNian See KALYANian

KALYONian See KALYANian

KAMian

KAMAJIan (T) Dagger, poniard, dirk, or wedge maker/seller

KAMAKian

KAMALIan (T) wedge-like; dagger-like

KAMANJIan

KAMARian

KAMBEGian

KAMBOORian See KAMBOURian

KAMBORian See KAMBOURian

KAMBOURian (T) Hunchback(ed), crooked, warped.

KAMBRARian

KAMERian

KAMIGOCHian

KAMIKSZian

KAMISHLIan

KAMJIan

KAMKASHian

KANian

KANAyan (T) Kan: blood. From Khudaverdi in the Lake Urmia region came five brothers to Igdir. They

were a rough crowd and became land barons; then became respectable. (From Mardig Kanayan, son of General Dro.)

KANARian (A) Harp knar

KANBOURian

KANCHELIan ( ) Native of Kanche, which, according to George Aghjayan, was

mentioned by Alishan and Eprikian as a town or fortress in Cilicia at the time of

the Cilician kingdom. KAND AHARian

KANDANian

KANDARian

KANDARJIan

KANDASHian (T) One of the same blood

KANDIGian

KANDOyan Dim. of

KANGIan

KANIGian

KANJIan

KANLIan

KANKOURian (A) One with curly hair.

KANLUJIan

KANOian

KANTARian

KANTARDJIan See KANTARJIan. (T)

KANTARJIan (T) 1. Steelyard worker; 2. Public weighing official.

KANTSABEDian (A) Cashier, treasurer.

KANTSAROURian ( ) Dealer in swaddling bands

KANTSian See KANTSABEDian.See KHANTSIan.

KANTZian See KANTSABEDian

KANTZABET See KANTSABEDian

KANZian See KANTSABEDian.

KAOLian

KAPian

KAPAGian

KAPAKJIan

KAPAMAGIan See KAPAMAJIan

KAPAMAJIan (T) Dealer in all kinds of ready-made clothing, shoes, etc.

KAPANDJIan

KAPAS

KAPEGHian See KAPIJIan

KAPIGian See KAPIJIan

KAPIGHian See KAPIJIan

KAPIJIan (T) (kapuhchuh) Doorman, Gate-keeper, Porter, Janitor. caretaker, concierge


KAPIKian KAPILian

KAPITANian See KAPTANian

KAPLAMAJIan (T) Silver plater

KAPLANian T Tiger.

KAPLANJIan

KAPLAYIJIan (T) Silver plater

KAPOOSHian See KAPIJIan

KAPOOSian See KAPIJIan

KAPOUSOUS See KAPUSUZian.

KAPOyan

KAPREILian See KAPRIELian


KAPRELian See KAPRIELian

KAPRIELian (H) Biblical angel of God: God is my strength.

KAPRILian See See KAPRIELian

KAPSUZian (T) Unemployed, without a job

KAPTANian (T) Captain (of a ship).

KAPUHSUZ See KAPUSUZ

KAPUSUZ (T) Doorless, gateless, without a job. See KAPSUZ (uncovered)

KAPUTIKian

KARian

KARAASLAN

KARABACAKian See KARABAJAKian

KARABAGHTSIan (T) Native of Karabagh (Artsakh).

KARABAJAGHian (T) Black-footed.

KARABAJAKian (T) Black legs.

KARABASANian (T) Black nightmare. See MGHTSAVANCHian.

KARABASHian (T) Monk; priest; celibate; Blackie (dog); French lavender.

KARABEDian See GARABEDian

KARABELAyan (T) Black or gloomy trouble, misfortune, calamity.

KARABETian See GARABEDian.

KARABian See GARABEDian

KARABIDian See GARABEDian

KARABLIan

KARACCUSIan

KARACHORLU yan

KARACHOSian

KARACOZian

KARADian See KARADAYian

KARADAR

KARADAVOUKIan

KARADAYian (T) Swarthy maternal uncle; captain of a ship; a good fellow. Stepan

Karadian has the following to say about his family name; “There’s only one other

in Los Angeles, but no relation. My dad changed it from Yaghdjian to Karadayian

to Karadian. Kara= dark/black; di = uncle, so we are son or family of a dark

skinned uncle. He was from the village of Soelesz, Bursa.” KARA DENIZLIan (T) Native of Black Sea area.

KARADJIan See KARAJIan

KARAFian

KARAGATCHLIan

KARAGELian

KARAGEOZian (T) Black or dark-eyed person; gypsy; main figure in shadow show

(the Turkish Punch). KARA GEULLEYian

KARAGEUZian See KARAGEOZian

KARAGEZiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGHASiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGHEUSian See KARAGEOZian:

KARAGHIAULLEyan

KARAGHLANian

KARAGHOSSiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGHUSiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGHUZiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGIan

KARAGIOSian KARAGEOZian

KARAGJOZian KARAGEOZian

KARAGOEZian See KARAGEOZian

KARAGOLian (T) Native of Karagol village near Sepastia, Western Armenia.

KARAGOSiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGOULian (T/P) Black rose.

KARAGOUZiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGOWZiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGUEUZiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGUEZiane KARAGOZian

KARAGULian See KARAGOULian

KARAGULAyan) Black stone?

KARAHAGOPian

KARAHISSARian (T) See AFYONian and SHABINian.

KARAJALIan Like a karajuh: See KARAJIan

KARAJELIan (T) Like a karajuh: See KARAJIan

KARAJIan (T) Brigand, highwayman, backbiter.

KARAJOGHLUyan See KARAJIan

KARAKACHian See KARAKASHian

KARAKASHian (T) Possessing black eyebrows.

KARAKAZian

KARAKEHyan (T) Black head of a village.

KARAKELian See KARAGULian.

KARAKEZian

KARAKHANian

KARAKOOSHian SEE KARAKUSHian

KARAKOSian See KARAKOUSHian

KARAKOSHian See KARAKOUSHian

KARAKOUSHian (T) Eagle,

KARAKOUSSian KARAKOUSHian

KARAKOUZian See KARAKOUSHian, KARAGEOZian.

KARAKSHiane KARAKUSHian.

KARAKUSHian See KARAKOUSHian

KARALANian

KARALANDian

KARALIan

KARALOKian

KARAMian

KARAMALIan

KARAMANian (T) See KARAMANLIan

KARAMANLIan (T) Native of town of that name in the Vilayet of Konia, near Erzerum;

a dark complexioned person. KARA MANOOGian See KARAMANOUGian

KARAMANOUGian (T/A) Swarthy complexioned youth.

KARAMANOUKian See KARAMANOUGian

KARAMANUGian See KARAMANOUGian

KARAMARDian

KARAMian

KARAMOUSSAian

KARANian

KARANFILian Dealer in cloves.

KARANFULian See KARANFILian.

KARANOUKian

KARAOBLANian

KARAOGHLANian (T) Dark youth, gypsy

KARAOGLANian See KARAOGHLANian.

KARAPAian

KARAPANian

KARAPETian See GARABEDian

KARAPGOSIan

KARAPOian

KARAPTIan

KARASARKISSian

KARASHFERian

KARATAVUKian

KARATOPRAKian (T) Black soil/earth, grave

KARAVANian (T) Karavana: Dealer in flat copper pans, mess-tins.

KARAVANKian (T/A) Native of village near Kharpert.

KARAVERDIan

KARAVOSian

KARAyan Dim. of KAREKINian.

KARAyan See KARAGOPian, KARAGOZian, KARAKASHian,

KARAPOULian, etc. KARA YANISian

KARAYAVRUian

KARBASian See KURBASHian

KARBORian

KARBOUZian

KARDian

KARDASHian (A) Stone-chipper, hewer. See KARDESHian.

KARDESHian (T) Brother (Kardesh from karn: belly, and dash: fellowship.)

KAREKINian

KARENFILian

KARENTZian

KARGHEUSian

KARGIan See KARJIan

KARGODORian

KARian (A) Dikm. of karaganch; stone deaf.

KARIBian See GHARIBian

KARICHian

KARIGian

KARIJOHNian

KARIMian

KARINian

KARJIan (T) Snow/ice vendor.

KARKAZian

KARKOURIan

KARMIGian

KARMIRLIan

KARMIRSHALian See GARMIRSHALian

KARNICKian

KARNIGian

KARNIKian

KARNOZian

KAROGHian

KAROGHLANian See KARAOGHLANian.

KAROGLAN See KARAOGHLANian.

KAROPian

KAROUGian

KAROUNian

KARPOUZ (T/P) Watermelon grower/seller

KARRJIIan

KARSian

KARSARJIan


KARSERJIan KARSLYan

KARTALian 1.(T) Eagle. 2. Native of Kartal, a district of Istanbul.

KARTOZian

KARUBian


KARVJIan

KARZian

KASABian See KASSABian.

KASABACHIan

KASADJIan

KASAGIan

KASAKian

KASANDJIan See KAZANJIan

KASAPian

KASARian (T) Dealer in hatchets, small axes. bill-hooks, pruning implements.

KASARJIan See KASARian

KASAYian

KASBARian (P) Treasure-master; impmrial; the white on; name of one of the three

Magi. KASEL Ian

KASGELENian (T) The goose is coming; said of a foolish person.

KASGUELENian See KASGELENian

KASHiam (T) Eyebrow.

KASHANian

KASHARian (T) A kind of flat cheese made in the Balkans.

KASHCARian

KASHGAGian

KASHGARian

KASHIKJIan See KASHUKCHIAN

KASHISHian

KASHKASHian (T) Eyebrow, a curved thing, collet (of a ring); accolade (Mus.)

KASHLIan

KASHMANian

KASHOian

KASHTELIan

KASHUKCHIan (T) Spoon maker

KASian

KASILIan

KASKANian

KASMANian

KASNAKJIan

KASOUMian

KASPARian See KASBARian

KASPERian See KASBARian

KASSian

KASSABian KASABian (Ab) Butcher.

KASSAKian

KASSAMAN (T) kassam; (A/H) Ketseman: Gethsemane

KASSAPian


KASSARDJIan See KASSARian.

KASSARIJIan See KASSARian.

KASSARian (Ab/T) Fuller: One who cleans, shrinks, and thickens cloth with moisture,

heat and pressure. Textile whitener.

KASSARJIan See KASSARian

KASSARDJIAN (T) Small axe/hatchet maker/seller; fuller

KASSELian

KASSEMJIan

KASSISian

KASSOUNI

KASSOUNY

KASTARian

KASUMian

KATABian

KATANGIan

KATANJIan

KATARIKyan (T) kater: string or file of camels, etc.; railway train

KATAROyan

KATCHian

KATCHADOORian

KATCHADOURian

KATCHARian

KATCHERian

KATCHIKian

KATCHUNEian

KATERINAian

KATERJIan (T) Muleteer

KATIBian (Ab) Clerk, secretary.

KATIONADJIan

KATIRJIan Carrier

KATORINCEKian

KATRANDJIan See KATRANJIan.

KATRANJIan (T) Dealer in or worker with tar.

KATSAKHian (A)Vinegar

KATSian

KATURJIan See KATERJI Katurji = muleteer (T)

KATZAKHian See KATSAKHian

KAVAFian (Ab/P) Dealer in ready-made boots.

KAVAKJIan

KAVALDJIan

KAVALGIan

KAVALJIan


KAVAZANJIan (A/P) Staff/cane maker or seller. [Minas Arakelian suggests that kavazan is derived from the Persian words gav for cow, and asa for rod or stick.].

KAVGIan

KAVJIan

KAVLAKian

KAVOKian See KAVOUKJIan

KAVONian

KAVOOGian See KAVOUKJIan

KAVOOKian See KAVOUKJIan

KAVOOKJIan See KAVOUKJIan

KAVORKian See KEVORKian

KAVOUGian See KAVOUKJIan

KAVOUKian

KAVOUKJIan (T) Quilted turban maker/dealer.

KAVUKJIan See KAVOUKJIan

KAVOUNJIan (T) Grower or seller of melons.

KAVUNian See KAVOUNJIan.

KAYAian

KAYADJANian See KAYAJANian

KAYAJANian


KAYAJIan

KAYAKACHOyan (T/A) Khachadour the village leader.

KAYAKCHIan (T) Maker/seller of skis, snowshoes.

KAYALian

KAYANEHian

KAYARian

KAYAyan See KEHYAyan.

KAYETSIan

KAYISHian See KAYUSHian.

KAYISHJIan See KAYUSHian.

KAYMAKAMian

KAYMAKCIan

KAYNAKCHIan See KAYNAKJIan

KAYNAKJIan (T) Welder.

KAYSALIan

KAYSERian

KAYSERLIan See GESARian

KAYSSEian See GESARian

KAYTANJIan (T) Maker/seller of cotton or silk cords, braids.

KAYUSHian (T) Maker/seller of leather straps, belts, thongs,girdles

KAYVEJIan

KAZALOSian

KAZANCHIan See KAZANJIan

KAZANDJIan See KAZANJIan

KAZANGIan See KAZANJIan

KAZANJIan (T) Cauldron, kettle, boiler-maker, coppersmith,

KAZARian See GHAZARian.

KAZARJIan

KAZAROSian See GHAZAROSian.

KAZASian See KAZAZian and KAZZAZian.

KAZAZian (Ab) Glazier.

KAZELIan

KAZEROONI

KAZEROUNI

KAZHARian

KAZian See KAZAZian, KAZZAZian,KAZIJIan,

KAZIGian

KAZIJIan (T) Excavator, engraver

KAZIKian (T) stake; peg; pile

KAZIZian

KAZKAZian

KAZZAZian (T) Silk manufacturer; See KAZAZian.

KCHIKian

KDICHian (A) Inventor, author, contriver

KDICHian Seer, soothsayer ?

KEAKLOUKian

KEARZIRian

KEASian

KEAZIRian

KEBABDJIan See KEBABJIan

KEBABian See KEBABJIan

KEBABJIan (T) Roaster, vendor of roast meat; proprietor of a small restaurant

KEBADJIan

KECHEBEYan

KECHECHian

KECHEDJIan

KECHEGian

KECHEJIan (T) Maker/seller of felt products, such as hats, mats and carpets.

KECHESian

KECHian (T) Goat, obstinate

KECHICHian See KESHISHian

KECHIJIan

KECHKARian

KECHIKIAN (T/A) Little goat (?)

KECHOyan

KECHSJIan

KECian See KECHian

KEDian (A) Seer, soothsayer ? diviner

KEDEMian

KEDERSHA

KEDESHian

KEDIan

KEDISHian See KDICHian

KEDJIan

KEDJIKALIan

KEFEian

KEFELIan

KEFEyan

KEGEian

KEGHADZINian

KEGHAMian

KEGHANIan

KEGHANOUSHian

KEGHARTian

KEGHETSIGian

KEGHLIan

KEGHONian

KEGHOOHIyan

KEGHOUSHian


KEHian See KEHYAyan..

KEHAYian See KEHYAyan..

KEHEyan See KEHYAyan..

KEHIAyan See KEHYAyan.

KEHISHian See KAYUSHian.

KEHYAyan (T) Village elder.

KEHYEyan See KEHEyan.

KEIKian

KEIOGLIan See

KEISARian See GESARian.

KEISHian (T) See KAYUSHian.

KEJEGJIan

KEJEJIan (T) Purveyor of bitter, pungent herbs.

KEKEJIan See KAHKEJIan

KEKLIGIan See KEKLIKIan.

KEKLIKian (T) Red-legged partridge

KELALian

KELAyan

KELEBDJIan

KELEBJIan

KELECHIan

KELEDJIan

KELEGian See KEKLIK.ian

KELEJIan

KELEKian See KEKLIK.ian

KELEMJIan See KALAMian

KELENJIan See KULUNJI:an.

KELERCHIan

KELERCHIan

KELERJIan

KELESHian (T) Ringwormy; bald; dirty.

KELIGian

KELIJIan

KELIKian See KEKLIKian

KELJIan

KELJIKian

KELKJIan


KELLEJIan (T) Sheep’s head cooker.

KELLIGian

KELLJIan

KELLOYan

KELMIGian

KELOFian

KELSHian

KELTian

KELyan

KEMian

KEMALIan Native of

KEMANIyan (T) Violinist.


KEMANJIan (T) Violin maker.

KEMATJIan


KEMHADJIan

KEMIKISIZian


KEMKEMian

KEMURDZIan See Keomourjian

KENin

KENADJIan See KUNAJIan

KENAJIan See KUNAJIan

KENDERian See KENDIRJI

KENDERJIan

KENDIGian

KENDIKian

KENDIRJIan (T) Hemp rope maker/seller.

KENJARSLANian

KENNian

KENOSian

KENTENJIan

KENTIKian

KEOCHEKian

KEOGHLIan

KEOGHOULOUyan

KEOLAyan

KEOLEyan

KEOLIan

KEOMOURJIan (T) Coal dealer, collier, stoker.

KEOMURJIan

KEONDJIan

KEONJIan

KEORian

KEORKian

KEORKUNian

KEOROGHLIan

KEOROUGHLIan

KEOSAYian See KEOSEyan

KEOSEyan (T) Hairless, beardless.

KEOSHEian See KEOSEyan

KEOSHEKERian

KEOSHGERian

KEOSHIyan See KEOSEyan

KEOSHKARian

KEOSHKERian

KEOSIyan See KEOSEyan

KEOSSian See KEOSEyan

KEOSSEian See KEOSEyan

KEOTAHian

KEOTEKLIan

KEPEGIan

KEPENEKian

KEPOUSEZian

KERian

KERAGHOSian See GIRAGOSian

KERAIRian

KERAMEDJIan See KIRAMIDJIan KIREMIDJIan

KERAMETian WONDER, MARVEL.

KERAMETLIan

KERASIMian

KERAZian

KERBABian

KERBAJIan:See KURBAJIan.

KERBASHian (T) kurbajuh: Whip, scourge

KERBECKian

KERBEKian

KERBESHian

KERBEYKian See KURBUYUKian

KERBOUSHian

KEREKian See GEREKTSIan

KEREMEJIan See KEREMITJIan ?

KERENDian

KERENDJIan

KERENEKian

KERESEDJIan

KERESian

KERESTECIyan See KERESTEJIan

KERESTEDJIan See KERESTEJIan

KERESTEJIan (T) Timber merchant.

KERIyan

KERIKian

KERJALIan

KERJIKian


KERJILIan See KURCHILIan.

KERKian

KERKASHARian See KERKIASHARian

KERKIASHARian (T) The sound of slashing of a large axe.

KERKERian

KERKEZian

KERKOyan

KERKORian: See Krikorian

KERKONian

KERMANIKian

KERMian


KERMJIan


KERMOYan

KERNian

KERNEKLIan (T) Native of village near Kharpert) ?; mountain in vicinity of Malatia ?

KEROGHLIan (T) Needy ?

KEROGLIan See KEROGHLIan

KEROPian (H) Cherub (baby angel).

KEROVPian See KEROVPEyan

KEROVPEyan Classical form of KEROPian.

KEROyan

KERPICHian SUN-DRIED BRICK, ADOBE.

KERPICHJIan

KERRIyan

KERSAMian

KERTENian

KERTMANian

KERTMENian

KERTOyan

KERVANBASHian (T) Leader of a caravan.

KERVANDJIan See KERVANJIan

KERVANJIan (T) Caravansary operator.

KESian

KESABLian See KESSABian

KESAyan

KESADJIKian

KESDEKian

KESEJIan (T) Maker/seller of hair gloves for scrubbing the skin.

KESEyan

KESENCIan

KESHian

KESHESHian

KESHGEGian See KESHKEKian

KESHGUERian

KESHISHian (T) Christian priest or monk

KESHISHzadeh See KESHISHian

KESHKEGian See KESHKEKian

KESHKEKJIan (T) Maker/seller of dish of wheat boiled with minced meat.

KESHMESHian



KESIyan

KESISian

KESKERian

KESKINian

KESSABian (Ab) Native of city of Kessab in Syria. See KASSABian.

KESSEDJIan/KESAJian (T) Maker/seller of coarse hair bath mitts

KESSISSian

KESTENian

KETCHian

KETCHADOURian

KETCHEDJIan

KETCHELian

KETCHIyan

KETCHOyan

KETEFian

KETENDJIan

KETENJIan (P/Ab/T) Maker/seller of flax linen.

KETENTCHIan See KETENJIan.

KETEyan (T) Maker/seller of pastry made of rice-flour.

KETIG ian

KETIK ian

KETMETian

KETSEMANian (H) Gethsemane, Biblical garden outside Jerusalem, scene of the agony, betrayal and arrest of Jesus.

KETSOyan

KEUCHEUKBALTAyan (T) Vendor of small axes.

KEUCHEUKian Small, young; insignificant; child.

KEUCEUKSHIRINian (T/P) Small and sweet; affable, charming.

KEUCEUKSIRINian See KUCUKSHIRINian

KEUCEUKYANTIRian (T) Native of Little Yantir, the name of a village near------?

KEUCHGERian

KEUCHGUERian

KEUCHKARian

KEUCHKERian

KEUFTEJIan (T) Maker/seller of stuffed meatballs with bulghour.

KEUFTERian

KEUHNELIan (T) Native of village of Keuhne, located in the area of Gessaria east of

the town of Yozgat.

KEUKJIan

KEULEyan

KEULI yan

KEULTCHEyan (T) Metal ingot worker.

KEUMURian

KEUNJIan

KEUPELIan (T) Earring-like; wearing earrings; with pendants

KEURAJIan (T). See KOURAJIan.

KEUREDGIan See KOURAJIan.

KEUREJIan See KOURAJIan.

KEURian See KOURAJIan.

KEURJIKian

KEUROGHELIan

KEUROGHLIyan

KEURPEyan

KEUSADADAYIan

KEUSEyan

KEUSEYian

KEUSHGENian

KEUSHGUERian

KEUSHKERian

KEUSHTOURian

KEUSSEyan See KEOSAyan

KEUTELIyan

KEUYOGHLIyan

KEVian

KEVANian

KEVERian

KEVKHOyan

KEVONian

KEVORian

KEVORKian (Gr) George: farmer, agriculturist.

KEVOyan Dim. of KEVORKian

KEVRANian

KEYianyan

KEYAyan

KEYFERian

KEYIJIan (T) Keyji: master fountain-maker

KEYISian See KAYISHian

KEYISHian

KEYMETian

KEYMETLIan

KEYTANJIan See KETENJIan

KEZARJIan

KEZERian

KEZIRian

KEZLARian

KEZLEyan

KEZORKian

KGULOyan

KHABAyan

KHACATURian

KHACHian

KHACHADOORian See KHACHADOURian

KHACHADORian See KHACHADOURian

KHACHADOURian (A) Cross bearer or giver; giver of or by the cross

KHACHADRian See KHACHADOURian

KHACHADURian See KHACHADOURian

KHACHAIRian

KHACHANian

KHACHAPARTSian

KHACHATOORian See KHACHADOURian

KHACHATORian See KHACHADOURian

KHACHATOURian See KHACHADOURian

KHACHATRian See KHACHADOURian

KHACHATURian See KHACHADOURian

KHACHEKian Dim. of KHACHADOURian

KHACHENTSIan

KHACHERESian (a) face of a cross

KHACHERian (A) Crosses

KHACHIGian (A) Dim. of KHACHADOURian

KHACHIKian (A) Dim. of KHACHADOURian

KHACHIyan

KHACHMANian

KHACHOyan (A) Dim. of KHACHADOURian

KHACHOOMian

KHACHOUHIan

KHADARian

KHADILian (T) Crude, hard, coarse.

KHADIMian Eunuch

KHADIVian

KHADJAGOUNI

KHADJIKian

KHADZian

KHAFFAFian See KAVAFian

KHAHDOyan

KHAJAGian

KHAKian

KHALAFian

KHALAPian

KHALARian

KHALATian (Ab) Gift bestowed by a king.

KHALBOURian

KHALIGian See KHALIJIan, HALIKian.

KHALIJIan (P) Rug/carpet weaver/seller

KHAMBEGian

KHAMBEKian

KHAMISian

KHANian

KHANABABian

KHANAGIRILMEZian (T) Someone who does not enter a khan, such as a tavern or

coffeehouse. A prude. KHAN AMIRian T/Ab/P Found in Turkish, Arabic and Persian, khan and amir are descriptive terms that have overlapping meanings. Both can be variously defined as lord, sovereign, commander, chieftain. Thus a fitting rendering would be commander-in-chief. See AMIRKHANian.

KHANANian

KHANARian

KHANAZADian

KHANBABian

KHANBEGian

KHANDAMian

KHANDIGian

KHANDIKian

KHANDJIan

KHANian See KHANJIan

KHANJIan.(T) Innkeeper.

KHANLARian

KHANLIan

KHANLIJIan

KHANTROUNI

KHANTSAROURian ( ) Swaddling band.

KHANTSIan ( ) Native of Khan, a village near Sepastia, Historic Armenia.

KHANTZian See KHANTSian.

KHANYEDian

KHANZADian

KHANZATian

KHANZETian

KHANZOGHian

KHARADJIan

KHARAJIan

KHARAJJIan

KHARARDJIan

KHARATian (Ab)

KHARCHERian

KHARIBian

KHARMADJIan (T) See KHARMANJIan

KHARMANDARian (T) Owner of grain for threshing

KHARMANJIan (T) Thresher; sorter, blending expert, blender of tobacco, etc.

KHARODJILian

KHARPERTian

KHASARDian

KHASHADOURian See KHACHADOURian

KHASHAMANian

KHASHARian

KHASMANian

KHASSian

KHATian

KHATALIan Hata = mistake, fault, blunder.

KHATANASian

KHATANASSian

KHATCATRian

KHATCHADOURian See KHACHADOURian

KHATCHADRian See KHACHADOURian

KHATCHADURian See KHACHADOURian

KHATCHATOURian See KHACHADOURian

KHATCHATRian

KHATCHATURian See KHACHADOURian

KHATCHERian

KHATCHIKian Dim. of KHACHADOURian

KHATCHOyan Dim. of KHACHADOURian

KHATISian

KHATISSian

KHATJIRian

KHATOUNian (TT) A noble lady, queen, mistress.

KHATOUNAGian (TT/A) Little lady.

KHAVILIJIan (T) Maker/seller of towels.

KHAVLIJIan

KHAVLOUJIan

KHAYian

KHAZABASHian (Ab/T) Master or head silk worker or merchant.

KHAZANCHIan (P) Treasurer.

KHAZARian ( ) Native of the village of Khazar in the vicinity of Bitlis, Turkey. Khazar can also be a diminutive of Ghazaros, and variant of Yeghiazar. See YEGHIAZARian.

KHAZINian (T) Hazin in modern Turkish: Sad, melancholy.

KHAZMADARian (P) Lord of the treasury.

KHCHIRian

KHEBOyan

KHECHOOMian

KHECHOUMian

KHEDERian

KHEDERLARian

KHEDESHian

KHEJIRIKian

KHEMTEMOURian (T) Khem (hem): Pers. Prefix indicating similarity or company;

Temour (Temur-Leng) Tamerlane

KHERBEKIAN See KURBUYUKian

KHERDian (T) Truncation of kherd-kach: break and run

The Kherdian sub-clan traces back to a common ancestor. Here is what Charles

(Garabed) Hardy of Racine, Wisconsin has to say about the history of the name:

The story about our family name, Kherdian, is the following:

The name of our entire clan was Bakaian. Our part of the clan became Kherdian

as a result of the following event:

My paternal grandfather, Garabed Kherdian, was a carpenter by trade. One day a

Turk from a neighboring village came to Khulakugh (a village near Kharpert City) and asked Grandfather Garabed to make and hang a door for him. When the job was completed, Grandfather Garabed went to see the Turk to get paid. The Turk told him that he did not have the money that day and that Grandfather should come back another day. Each time Grandfather went to see the Turk to get paid, he got the same answer. Finally, he was convinced that the Turk had no intention of paying him.

So Grandfather Garabed came up with a plan. Late one night, he along with his brothers and cousins went to this Turkish village. While everyone was sound asleep, they chopped down the door and fled. As they were fleeing, the Turks woke startled and started screaming “kherduh khashduh” which in Turkish dialect means “destroyed and fled.”

Since that time the name of our part of the clan became Kherdian.

KHEREMian

KHERIMian Kerem ? Khrim ?

KHERLOBian See KHERLOPian.

KHERLOPian (Ab/T) Hayir: good, lop: bolt (food) One who swallows food by the

mouthful; a gourmand. KHESH ADORian See KHACHADOURian

KHESHVADJIan

KHETIGian

KHEUBESERian

KHEYMATian See KUYMETian.

KHIDISHian

KHITABian

KHITIKian

KHLEBNIKian (R) Baker.

KHLGHATyan

KHMBOyan

KHNDAMian

KHANDAMIRian


KHNGENI

KHNTIRian

KHODABASHIAN

KHODADADian

KHODANian (T) Hodan: One who cultivates and sells a coarse, hairy, blue-flowered

European herb, used medicinally and in salads.

KHODAVERDian See KHOUDAVERDian

KHODIGian

KHODJAMIRian

KHODJASARian

KHODJASSARian

KHODZAHABASHian

KHOJAMIRian

KHOJIKian

KHOKASian

KHOLAMian (T) Maker or seller of cinch belts that a hamal (porter0 uses to haul heavy

objects on the shoulders. KHOLI APANian See KOLIAPAN.

KHONARHian

KHOOBATian

KHOOMARian

KHORANian

KHORCHIDian


KHORENATSIan

KHORENian

KHORIGian

KHORIKian

KHORKHORian


KHORODIGian

KHOROZian (T) Rooster, cock-of-the-walk; someone who struts about; or puts on airs;

hammer of a gun.

KHORSANDian

KHOSDEGHian

KHOSHABJIan

KHOSHAFian

KHOSROFian See KHOSROVian

KHOSROianV (P) Famous, renowned, celebrated.

KHOSROVANOUSHian


KHOSROVATOUGHDian

KHOSROVIGian

KHOSTIKian

KHOTCHARian

KHOTCHODOURian See KHACHADOURian.

KHOTSIKian

KHOUBESERian

KHOUBESSERian

KHOUDABABian (P/T) Godfather.

KHOUDABAKHSHian (P) God-given. The Armenian equivalent is

ASDVADZADOURian. KHOU DAGOULian (P) God’s rose.

KHOUDAVERDian (P/T) God -given. The Armenian equivalent is

ASDVADZADOURian. KHOU GASian See GHOUGASian.

KHOUNGANian (P) Khondkar: lord, God.

KHOUNOUNTZ

KHOURDADJIan See KHOURDAJIan.

KHOURDAJIan (T) (T) Scrap metal dealer. See HOURDAJIan.

KHOURDOyan (T/TT) Wolf.

KHOURMATian (P) Date (fruit).

KHOUROUZian

KHOURSHID iam

KHOURSHOUDian (P) Sun.

KHOURTADJIan

KOUZOUBASHian

KHOYAN

KHOYANKian

KHOYETSIan (P/A) Native of city of Khoy, Iran.

KHOYETSyan See KHOYETSIan

KHOYLIan

KHOZOZian


KHRAKHOUNian

KHRIMian ( ) Native of Crimea.

KHTCHIKian

KHTIKian

KHUBELIan

KHUDAVERDIan (P/T) Native of Khudaverdi in the Lake Urmia region

KHURDADJIan See KHOURDAJIan.

KHURDAJIan See KHOURDAJIan

KHURDAVATCHIan (T) Seller of small wares, peddler, ironmonger.

KHURSHUDian

KHUSHABAyan

KHZMALian (T) 1. Impatient. 2. Successful, fortunate. 3. Maker/seller of women’s

jewelry. 4. Adorned with a nose bead. KIAKA CHOyann

KIBARian (T/Ab) Refined, polite, well-bred, genteel; eminent persons, belonging to the

upper class. KIBAS ian

KIBRITJIan (T) Seller of friction matches.

KICHAKian

KIDANian

KIDANENAR ian

KIDIKian

KIDISHian

KIELIan

KILian

KILADJIan See KULUJIan; KILERJIan, KILEJIan.

KILAGHBian (T) Kilab : dogs (?)

KILAMian

KILARJI See KILERJIan


KILBASHian KILECIan See KILEJIan

KILEDJIan (T) See KILEJIan

KILEJIan (T) Weighmaster.. Kile: measure of capacity just over a bushel.

KILERCIan See KILERJIan

KILERJIan (T) A kind of butler/housekeeper; pantryman.

KILICARSLANian

KILICIan See KULUJIan

KILICyan See KULUJIan

KILIDJIan See KULUJIan

KILIJIan See KULUJIan

KILIMian (T) Maker/seller of pileless carpets.

KILIMJIan See KILIMIan.

KILISLIan (T) Native of Kilis,

KILISSian See KILISLIan KILJIan (T) Supplier of kil, fuller’s earth/clay used in cleaning cloth.

KILLABian

KILLEDJIan See KILEJIan

KILLian

KIMATian (Ab) Worthy; of value.

KINASian

KINASSian

KINDJIan

KINEBANIAN (T/A) Harboring a grudge

KINEVARTian

KINIGian

KINOSian (A) Dim. of YEVKINEOSian

KINOSSian See KINOSian.

KINOyan (A) Dim. of KNARian

KINTian

KIOUMEJIan

KIRian

KIRAJIan (T) Lessee, tenant, lodger. See KOURAJIan.

KIRAKOSian

KIRAKOSSian

KIRAMEDJIan

KIRAMICHian KIRAMIDZHian

KIRAMIJIan


KIRAZian

KIRCIKian

KIRCORian See KRIKOEian.

KIRDEMIRian

KIRECHJIan (T) Lime merchant, keeper of a lime depot, lime burner.

KIREDJIan See KIRECHJIan


KIREDZHyan See KIRECHJIan

KIREGIAN See KIRECHJIan

KIREJIan See KIRECHJIan

KIREMEDJIan See KIREMITJIan

KIREMIDJIan See KIREMITJIan

KIREMITDJIan See KIREMITJIan

KIREMITJIan (T) Tile maker; roof tile seller; tiler.

KIRENian

KIRETCHJIan See KIRECHian

KIRICHian See KIRISHian

KIRIJIan (T) Money-changer.

KIRIKian

KIRIMian See KHRIMian.

KIRIMIZIan

KIRISHian (T): Preparer/seller of sheep or catgut strings for violin, bow, or surgical

sutures.

KIRISHJIan See KIRISHian

KIRITCHJIan See KIRECHIan

KIRJIan See KIRAJIan

KIRJILian (T) Kurchul: Sprinkled with gray.

KIRKESELIan

KIRKLIan

KIRKORian

KIRKOSian

KIRKOYan

KIRKYASHARian See KURKYASHARian.

KIRLIan

KIRMIZEyan

KIRMIZIOGLU (T) Kurmuz: cochineal

KIROZian

KIRTan

KIRTOGIian

KISAGIan

KISHian

KISHISHian

KISHMOian

KISSOian

KITABJIan (T) Bookseller

KITISCHian

KITSINian

KIUDian


KIULNAZARian See GULNAZARian

KIUREGHian See GIUREGHian

KIVIRian

KIYAN

KIZAKian

KIZER See KZIRian

KIZIR See KZIR.

KJOYOMJIan

KLAGian

KLAJIan

KLANian

KLDJIan See KULUJIan.

KLEDJIan


KLENDJIan See KULUNJIan


KLETJIan

KLIJIan

KLOian

KLOONGIan


KLUDJI an See KULUJIan

KLUJIan See KULUJIan

KLURian

KLUTCHian See KULUJIan

KNAyan

KNADJIan See KUNAJIan

KNAJIan See KUNAJIan

KNARian (A) Harp

KNARIGian Diminutive if KNARian


KNELian

KNIAZian KNKOUSHian

KNNABLIan

KNOAyan

KNOSian

KNOUNI

KNYAZian

KOBJIan

KOCian

KOCAMANian See KOJAMANian

KOCHIANian

KOCHAKian (T) Brave, generous.

KOCHARian Emigrant, transmigrant

KOCHEKian

KOCHian (T) Sturdy and plucky young man.

KOCHIKian See KOCHian

KOCHKANian

KOCHKARian

KOCHKERian

KOCHOUNian

KOCHUNian

KOCIyan

KODAVERDIan

KODIKian

KODJAyan

KODJABABian

KODJASSARian

KODJIan

KODJORian

KODOKian

KODZHOGLIan

KODZIan

KOEROGHLIan

KOETELIan

KOGHGARian

KOHARian

KOHARIGian

KOHNELIan See KEUHNELIan.

KOHVEKJIan

KOJAyan (T) Old;ancient; large; great; famous. Husband; old man; elder..

KOJABABian

KOJABASHian

KOJAKian


KOJAMANian (T) Huge, enormous/ KOJAOGLANian (T) Great or famous boy, servant, catamite.

KOJASSARian

KOJEyan

KOJEKIAN See KOCHAKian

KOJIan

KOJIKian

KOJOyan

KOKIKian

KOKCHIan (T) Herbalist.

KOKORian

KOKOZian

KOKSHANian

KOLAyan

KOLANDJIan

KOLANGIan

KOLANJIan (T) Maker/dealer of broad bands or belts; binding round the bottom of a

tent; rope of a swing. KOLCHAKian (T) Maker or seller of mittens, arm bands, armlets, cuff protectors


KOLEGian

KOLETAVITian

KOLETAVIToglu

KOLGIan

KOLLIGian

KOLOyan

KOLOLIan ( ) Native of

KOLTOUKDJIan

KOLYAPAN (T) Kol: arm. Leg, shoulder; yapan: straighten, set right. Chiropractor.

KOMESHian

KOMIDISSian

KOMIKIyan

KOMJIan

KOMOORian See KEOMOURJIan.

KONian

KONANian

KONCHAGULian

KONCHAUGULian

KONDAyan

KONDAKian See KOUNDAKJIan.

KONDAKJIan See KOUNDAKJIan.

KONDAYian

KONDAZian

KONDERAJIan See KUNDURAJIan

KONDOURADJIan See KUNDURAJIan


KONDOURAJIan See KUNDURAJIan

KONDRAJIan See KUNDURAJIan

KONIALIan

KONILIan

KONJOyan

KONLIan

KONSSOULIan

KONSTANTian

KONTCHEGUL

KONYALIan (T) Native of Konya in Historic Armenia.

KOOBATian (P/T) Koobat or kubat in Turkish means vulgar, coarse; common (accent on way of speaking). However when questioned closely on the historic pronunciation of his family name, Gregory Koobatian acknowledge that it was originally Khoobatian. This puts an entirely different face on it. Khub in Persian music good, an at in Turkish means horse. When the Persian word entered Turkish (probably in Ottoman times) the “kh” sound was preserved. But with the modernization of the Turkish language and alphabet “kh” was replaced with “h”. Thus you would get hub, which passes for love in Turkish Arabic, and Persian. The foregoing suggests two possibilities for the name:

The owner of good or fine horses, or a lover of horses, as is the case with PILIBBOSian (Phil hippos).

To which Gregory and Nadine (nee Sarajian) add the following comment:

We are especially pleased that a “lover of fine horses” would marry the descendant of the Sarajians, the “saddlemakers.”

KOOBIGian

KOOCHAGian See KOUCHAGian. KOOHARian

KOOLian

KOOLAKian

KOOLLOyan

KOOLOyan

KOOMian

KOOMJIan

KOOMRUyan

KOONDAKJIan

KOOSHian

KOOSHOyan

KOOTBEGian

KOOYOOMJIan

KOOYUMJIan

KOOZOOJIan

KOPian

KOPALIan

KOPOyan

KOPOGHLU (T) Scoundrel, rat

KOPOOSHian

KOPOOSian

KOPOYian (T) Sporting dog; hound.

KOPUCHian

KOPUZian A plucked instrument

KORian

KORAyn

KORAJIan

KORAKian

KORANian

KORDESOYian

KORDian gnamol. Gin, as in wife or woman, and mol as in moli, fond

Gortian. Nothing with Kord.

In my book of names published in Yerevan in 2000 by Dikran Avedisian, I find Kortyan (we would spell it Kordian) ,.


The rendering of Kordyan in Avedisian's book is along Eastern Armenian lines. Although the first letter is keh, the fourth is diun, which is pronounced more like a t sound.

The derivation is Turkish, but borrowed from Italian, where presumably cort is an abbreviation of corti or a truncation of corteggiamento, which means courtship.



In that same book I find Haydostyan, which is defined as kiugh Garsi marzi Oltii ogroukoum.

Kordoian is not a familiar name to me, but I have heard of the name Kordolian, which I 

don't have any data on either.

But, the suffix li suggests a native of a village named Kordo. And of course, the Armenian rendering would be Kordo without the li, or Kordotsi, plus the ian.


KORDOLIan

KORDJIan

KORDOGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan

KORDZian

KORDZAGADARian

KOREKian

KORENian See KHORENian

KORESian

KOREZOREGian

KORGLUyan

KORHAJIan

KORHOUNian

KORISian

KORKian (A) Carpet weaver/seller.

KORKEGIan See KORKian

KORKOyan See KORKian

KOROGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan

KOROGHLUyan (T) The hero of a popular legend; son of a blind man

KOROGLUyan See KOROGHLUyan

KOROMANian

KORTMOSian

KORTUNian

KORUKCHIan (T) Bellows maker/operator; instigator, agitator.

KORYUMian

KORUKCHIan (T) Shovel maker/seller;

KOSian

KOSEYAN

KOSHian

KOSHARian

KOSHGARian

KOSHGERian

KOSHKAKARian See GOSHGAGARian

KOSHKARian

KOSHKERian

KOSOYian

KOSPIGian

KOSROFian See KHOSROVian

KOSSAYian

KOSTAN ian

KOSTEGian

KOSTOGLIan

KOTANJIan

KOTCHian

KOTCHIKian See KHACHIKian, KOCHIKian, KOCHAKian, KUCHUKian.

KOTCHOLOSian

KOTCHOUyan

KOTCHOUNian

KOTCHUNian

KOTELIan

KOTIKian

KOTONian

KOTOian

KOTZian

KOUBATIan (T) Vulgar, coarse; common (accent or way of speaking). See KOOBATian.

KOUBELIan

KOUBIGian

KOUBIKian

KOUBOUCHian

KOUCHAGian

KOUCHAKDGIan

KOUCHAKDJIan

KOUCHAKian

KOUCHOOKian SeeKOUCHOUKian

KOUDAKJIan

KOUFEJIan (T) Maker/seller of large, deep baskets; porter (who carries goods in a

basket on his head) KOUF TEJIan (T) Preparer/vendor of stuffed meatballs; blowhard, braggart, liar.

KOUGASian See GHOUGASian

KOUIOUNDDJIan See KOUYOUMJIan

KOUJAKian

KOUJOUMJIan

KOUKEyan

KOULAJIan

KOULAKJIan (T) Maker/seller of earflaps, earmuffs.

KOULAKSEZian See KOULAKSOUZian.

KOULAKSOUZian (T) Literally, without an ear; figuratively, having no ear for music.

KOULANJIan See KOLANJIan

KOULEYian

KOULHANJIan (T) Coal tender for Turkish bath.

KOULian

KOULOyan

KOUMian See KOUMJIan.

KOUMian See KOUMJIan, KOUYOUMJIan.

KOUMJIan (T) Sand, gravel.dealer, see KOUYOUMJIan.

KOUMKOUMian (T) Kumkuma: narrow-necked vase or bottle; used in such expressions

as esrar kumkumasi, one full of secrets; malumat kumkumasi, a mine of

information. KOUM Rian See KEOMOURJIan

KOUMRIyan See KEOUMROUyan.

KOUMRIGian (T) Dim. of KOUMROUyan. See Goumrigian.

KOUMROUKian (T) Customs officer.


KOUMROUyan (P) Kumri, (T) Kumru: Turtle-dove, ring-dove, noted for its plaintive

cooing, and affectionate disposition. Inseparable lover. KOUM ROYan See KOUMROUyan

KOUNDAKJIan (T) Maker/dealer of swaddling clothes or gunstocks; incendiary; mischief maker.

KOUNDOURAJIan (T) Shoemaker.


KOUNGANian

KOURAJIan (T) Military recruit or conscript; member of a committee charged with the

drawing of lots for military service. KOURBANian (Ab) Victim, sacrifice. KOUR BETian

KOURBOUCHian

KOURian

KOURKENian KOURKJIan (T) Furrier.

KOURKLIan (T) Adorned with furs.

KOURKOUNian

KOUROUyan

KOURTJIan

KOUSANian (A) Minstrel.

KOUSHAyan

KOUSHAGian (A) Seer, soothsayer, fortune-teller..

KOUSHAGJIan See KOUSHAGian

KOUSHAKian (T) Belt/sash/girdle maker/seller.

KOUSHAKDJIan See KOUSHAKian

KOUSHAKJIan See KOUSHAKian

KOUSHAKOLJIan

KOUSHARian Belt maker.

KOUSHian

KOUTCHEGOULian (T/P) Little rose.

KOUTICHian See KOUTOUJIan.

KOUTNOUyan

KOUTOUJIan (T) Dealer in small boxes or cases.

KOUTSOUZian

KOUYian See KOYian

KOUYMJIan See KOUYOUMJIan

KOUYOMDJIan See KOUYOUMJIan

KOUYOMJIan See KOUYOUMJIan


KOUYOUJIan (T) Well digger.

KOUYOUMAJIan See KOUYOUMJIan

KOUYOUMDJIan See KOUYOUMJIan

KOUYOUMJIan (T) Jeweler

KOUYOUMOGIan See KOUYOUMJIan

KOUYOUMOJIan See KOUYOUMJIan

KOUYOUNDJIan See KOUYOUMJIan

KOUYOUNGIan See KOUYOUMJIan

KOUZian Dim. of KOUZOUJIan

KOUZOUyan See KOUZOUJIan.

KOUZOUGIan See KOUZOUJIan

KOUZOUJIan (T) Sheep-herder; Mild man.

KOUZOUKian

KOVOUKTCHIan

KOYan (T) Villager.

KOYOMJIan See KOUYOUMJIan

KOZAKian

KOZANian ( ) Native of Sis

KOZANLIan See KOZANian.

KOZAyan

KOZELian

KOZMIyan

KOZYBEYOKian See GOZBUYUKian.

KRADJIan See KIRAJIan.

KRAFian

KRADJIan See KIRAJIan, KOURAJIan

KRAJIAN See KIRAJIan, KOURAJIan

KRAKARian

KRAKASHian See KARAKASHian

KRALian King?

KRAMEDJIan See KIREMIDJIan

KRAMIJIan (T) See KIREMIDJIan

KRANian See GRANian.

KRASHIan

KRASKian

KRATian See KRATLIan.

KRATLIan Village?

KRDIKian

KREDian

KREED ?

KREKORian See KRIKORian

KRICHian See KIRISHian

KRICORian See KRIKORian

KRIKian See KRIKORian

KRIKORian (G) Krigoris: (Gregory) Awake, stay awake to watch

KRIKORISian See KRIKORian

KRIMian See KHRIMian

KRISDINEyan

KRISTAPORian (Gr) Christ bearer.


KRISTian

KRISTINian

KRIyan

KRKOURian See KRIKORian

KRNEKLIan See KERNEKLIan.

KROHANian

KROLian

KROLIyn

KROMANOUKian

KRYSTian

KSACHIKian

KSACHMANian

KSACHUKian

KSADJIKian

KSADZHIKian

KSAJIKian

KSARJIan See KASSARJIan.

KSAYian

KSBOyan Dim. of KASBARian.

KSPARian See KASBARian.

KSPOyan Dim. of KASBARian.

KUBATian See KOUBATian.

KUBESRian

KUBIan

KUBIKian Dim. of KUBian

KUBOOSHian

KUCHUKian See KEUCHEUKian

KUCHURSHIan

KUCUKian See KEUCHEUKian

KUDian See KUTian

KUDANian (K) Var. of khudan: master, lord, patron.

KUDUGULyan

KUDURSHIan

KUESBEGian (T/K) Küs: Easily offended, beg: Feudal lord

KUFEJIan See KOUFEJIan .

KUFTEJIan See KOUFTEJIan.

KUIJUyan

KUIMJIan See KOUYOUMJIan.

KUIUMDJIan See KOUYOUMJIan.

KUIUMGIan See KOUYOUMJIan.

KUJian

KUJAKian Breast, embrace, lap.

KULian See GOULian.

KULAHian

KULAHJIan

KULAHLIan

KULAJIan

KULAKSEZian See KOULAKSOUZian

KULANDJIan See KOULHANJIan.

KULANSHian

KULBASHian

KULEGian

KULESERian

KULEyan

KULHANian See KOULHANJIan.

KULHANBEYIan (T) A tough.

KULHANDJIan See KOULHANJIan

KULHANGIan See KOULHANJIan

KULHANJIan See KOULHANJIan

KULINGIan

KULJIan

KULKHANTANian ? (T) kul: slave, creature; formerly Janissary. Khan: sovereign,

warehouse,factory; KULL UKian

KULTCHEyan See KEULTCHEyan.

KULUCHian See KUUJIan

KULUDJIan See KULUJIan

KULUFian (T) Vendor of sheaths, cases (pillow); sheather.

KULUJIan (T) Sword or saber maker/dealer

KULUKian

KULUMGIan

KULUNGIan See KULUNJIan

KULUNJIan (T) One beset with colic, cramp, lumbago

KUMKUMian See KOUMKOUMian.

KUMRIyan See KOUMROUyan.

KUMRUKian See KOUMROUKian.

KUMRUyan See KOUMROUyan

KUNian(T) Sheath of a sword, scabbard.

KUNAJIan (T) Maker/seller of kuna (henna)

KUNDAJIan See KOUNDAKJIan

KUNDAKCIan

KUNDAKJIan See KOUNDAKJIan

KUNDUBEKian

KUNDURAJIan See KOUNDOURAJIan.

KUNTASHian

KUPAian TROPHY.

KUPALIan See KEUPELIan

KUPELIan See KEUPELIan.

KUPFRian

KUPJIan

KUPRIyan

KURAJIan See KIRAJIan, KOURAJIan.

KURAZian See KOURAJIan.

KURBAJIan: (T) Maker/seller of water skins/bottles.

KURBANian (Ab) Sacrifice, victim.

KURBASHian (T) Maker/seller of horsewhips, whips, scourges.

KURBUYUKian (T) Possessing a gray moustache.

KURCERENian

KURCHIan

KURCHILan (T) Sprinkled with gray.

KURDian

KURDOGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan.

KUREDJIan See KOURAJIan

KUREGHian See GIUREGHian

KUREGian See GIUREGHian, KOURAJIan

KUREJIan See KOURAJIan

KUREKCHIan (T) Maker/ seller of oars; paddles, rower, oarsman

KURESTian

KURGHINian

KURian See KOURAJIan

KURIyan

KURJIan

KURKian See KOURKJIan

KURKCHIan

KURKCIan See KOURKJIan

KURKDJIan See KOURKJIan

KURKEDJI See KOURKJIan

KURKGIan See KOURKJIan

KURKJIan See KOURKJIan


KURKLIan See KOURKLIan


KURKTIan

KURKYASHARian (T) Forty (cheers?)

KURMAJIan (T) Small grain or corn merchant;

KURNAZian Wily ?.

KUROGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan,

KURTian

KURTIGian (T/A) Little or dear wolf.

KURTIKian See KURTIGian

KURTIKyan See KURTIGian

KURTJIan

KURTLIan

KURTOUSHian

KURUMLIan ( ) Native of Aintab, Historic Armenia.


KURUZian

KURyan

KUSEyan

KUSHAKian See KOUSHAKJIan.

KUSHDILIan

KUSHIGian

KUSHKARian See GOSHGARian.

KUSian

KUSSAJIKian

KUTAHian See KUTAHYAyan

KUTAHYAyan ( ) Native of Kutahya, Historic Armenia.

KUTian (T) Luck, prosperity.

KUTCHUKian See KOUCHOUKian

KUTMERian

KUTNERian

KUTREyan

KUTSUKian

KUTUJIan See KOUTOUJIan

KUTUKian

KUTUMian

KUYAMJIan

KUYMETian (T) Worth or value.

KUYOOMJIan See KOUYOUMJIan.

KUYUJIan (T) Tobacco cutter; shore fisherman.

KUYUMCian See KOUYOUMJIan.

KUYUMDJIan See KOUYOUMJIan.

KUYUMJIan See KOUYOUMJIan.

KUZian

KUZENian

KUZIGian

KUZIRian See KZIRian

KUZOian See KOUZOUJIan

KUZUJIan See KOUZOUJIan

KUZUKian

KVOUKSOURian

KVRyan

KYOURACHIan See KOURAJIan.

KYOURAJIan See KOURAJIan.

KYOUREJIan See KOURAJIan.

KYOURICHIan See KOURAJIan

KYOUROGHLIan (T) Plump. See KOROGHLUyan.

KYOROKLIan See KOROGHLUyan

KYUREGHian See GIUREGHian.

KYURKCHIan See KOURKJIan.

KYUTOUNian

KYWFTERELIan

KZIRian (A) Burgomaster, mayor of village. village headman’s helper.Also, an executor,

a person who implements decisions of the higher governors of his office. KZLian

KZOyan See KZIRian