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KAFALAMAZian (T) Literally, without a head; figuratively, lacking  
 
KAFALAMAZian (T) Literally, without a head; figuratively, lacking  
  
understanding,unintelligent, foolish.
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understanding,unintelligent, foolish.
  
 
KAFALMAZian See KAFALAMAZian
 
KAFALMAZian See KAFALAMAZian
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KAFTANJIan (T) Dealer in long-sleeved robe with a girdle
 
KAFTANJIan (T) Dealer in long-sleeved robe with a girdle
  
 
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EPOLITICS
EPOLITICS Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his favorite Armenian attire
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his favorite Armenian attire.
  
 
KAFTARian (?)
 
KAFTARian (?)
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KAGHTZROUNI (A)  
 
KAGHTZROUNI (A)  
 
  
 
KAGian
 
KAGian
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KAHian See KEHEyan
 
KAHian See KEHEyan
  
KAHAUMJIan See KOUYOUMJIan. This misspelling of Kouyoumjian is  
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KAHAUMJIan See KOUYOUMJIan. This misspelling of Kouyoumjian is another
  
another eample of the familiar Ellis Island hatchet job perpetrated on Armenian  
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eample of the familiar Ellis Island hatchet job perpetrated on Armenian names. But, a  
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
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case can be made for such variances resulting from the differences between Eastern and
  
writes the name with the spelling of the letter J (hee) for the y sound
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Western Armenian As a conjecture, the following scenario is plausible. When an Eastern
  
instead of  (yech) as  is done in Western Armenian. Then, when a Western
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Armenian-speaking person bears the name Kouyoumjian, he writes the name with the
  
Armenian-speaking person sees the name Kouyoumjian n spelled with the  
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spelling of the letter J (hee) for the y sound instead of  (yech) as  is done in Western
  
letter J (hee), he pronounces it Kouhoumjian.
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Armenian. Then, when a Western Armenian-speaking person sees the name
KAHA
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Yan See KEHEyan
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Kouyoumjian n spelled with the letter J (hee), he pronounces it Kouhoumjian.
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KAHAYan 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
 
  
 
KALAKJIan
 
KALAKJIan
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KALANDARian (P) A wandering mendicant; Dervish who has renounced the world;  
 
KALANDARian (P) A wandering mendicant; Dervish who has renounced the world;  
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unconventional person.
 
unconventional person.
  
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KALESTian
 
KALESTian
  
KALFAyn (T) Architect; master builder; qualified workman; usher (of school); head  
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KALFAyn (T) Master builder; qualified workman; usher (of school); head clerk.
 
 
clerk
 
  
 
KALFian See KALFAyan.
 
KALFian See KALFAyan.
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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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KALOUSDian (A) Advent: the coming or nativity of Jesus.Christ. Welcome (as in pari  
 
KALOUSDian (A) Advent: the coming or nativity of Jesus.Christ. Welcome (as in pari  
  
kalousd)
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kalousd)
  
 
KALOUSTian See KALOUSDian
 
KALOUSTian See KALOUSDian
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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
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truncation of Isahak, borrowed from Hebrew, Yitzhak (Isaac), is defined as “he will
  
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  
 
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  
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Armenian website, and a journalist and member of Dubai Press club.
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.  
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In response to our inquiry here is what he had to say about the history of his  
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surname.  
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“I am originally from the Ekizluk village in Kessab area in north east  
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Latakia in present-day Syria. My village is still inhabited by Armenians and I do  
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visit then at least once every year or second year. My family is named after Sahag, my
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great-grandfather. Most probably he was bold so in Turkish he was called kal. In Arabic
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it was reproduced sometimes as kul, and in Armenian it was written as kel (in Kessab, we
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have Kel-Yaghoubian, Kel-Boghossian, etc.). I prefer red he  to change the kel to kal, and
  
My family is named after Sahag, my great-grandfather. Most probably he was bold so in
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combined it with ‘Sahak’” and came out with  Kalsahakian (which is unique when you
  
Turkish he was called kal. In Arabic it was reproduced sometimes as kul, and in
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Google it.)”
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
 
KALSHOHian
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KALUPCHIan (T) Mold maker (fez, etc.)
 
KALUPCHIan (T) Mold maker (fez, etc.)
 
  
 
KALUSDian See KALOUSDian.
 
KALUSDian See KALOUSDian.
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KAMBOORian See KAMBOURian
 
KAMBOORian See KAMBOURian
  
KAMBORian See KAMBOURian
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KAMBORian See KAMBOURian.
  
 
KAMBOURian (T) Hunchback(ed), crooked, warped.
 
KAMBOURian (T) Hunchback(ed), crooked, warped.
  
 
KAMBRARian
 
KAMBRARian
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 +
KAMBURian See KAMBOURian.
  
 
KAMERian
 
KAMERian
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KAMKASHian
 
KAMKASHian
  
KANian
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KAMPAROSian
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KANANian
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KANARian  (A) Harp knar
  
 
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  
brothers to Igdir. They
 
  
were a rough crowd and became land barons; then became respectable. (From Mardig
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brothers to Igdir. They were a rough crowd and became land barons; then became  
Kanayan, son of General Dro.)
 
  
KANARian  (A) Harp knar
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respectable. (From Mardig Kanayan, son of General Dro.)
  
 
KANBOURian
 
KANBOURian
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the Cilician kingdom.
 
the Cilician kingdom.
KAND
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AHARian
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KANDAHARian
  
 
KANDANian
 
KANDANian
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KANKOURian (A) One with curly hair.
 
KANKOURian (A) One with curly hair.
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KANian
  
 
KANLUJIan
 
KANLUJIan
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KANTARian
 
KANTARian
  
KANTARDJIan See KANTARJIan. (T)
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KANTARDJI 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
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KAPian Dim. of KAPAMAJIan, etc.
  
 
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.
  
KAPANDJIan
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KAPANDJI
  
 
KAPAS
 
KAPAS
  
KAPEGHian See KAPIJIan
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KAPEGHian See KAPUJIan
  
KAPIGian See KAPIJIan
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KAPIGian See KAPUJIan
  
KAPIGHian See KAPIJIan
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KAPIGHian See KAPUJIan
  
KAPIJIan (T) (kapuhchuh) Doorman, Gate-keeper, Porter, Janitor. caretaker, concierge
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KAPIJIan See KAPUJIan
  
 +
KAPIKian See KAPUJIan
  
 
KAPIKian
 
 
KAPILian
 
KAPILian
  
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KAPLAMAJIan (T) Silver plater
 
KAPLAMAJIan (T) Silver plater
  
KAPLANian T Tiger.
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KAPLANian T Tiger, leopard..
  
 
KAPLANJIan
 
KAPLANJIan
  
KAPLAYIJIan (T) Silver plater
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KAPLAYUJIan (T) Silver plater
  
KAPOOSHian See KAPIJIan
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KAPOOSHian See KAPUJIan
  
KAPOOSian See KAPIJIan
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KAPOOSian See KAPUJIan
  
KAPOUSOUS See KAPUSUZian.
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KAPOUSOUSian See KAPUSUZian.
  
KAPOyan
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KAPOyan Dim. of KAPUJIan, etc.
  
 
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 (T) Unemployed, without a job
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KAPSUZian See KAPUSUZian.
  
 
KAPTANian (T) Captain (of a ship).
 
KAPTANian (T) Captain (of a ship).
  
KAPUHSUZ See KAPUSUZ
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KAPUJIan (T)  Doorman, Gate-keeper, Porter, Janitor. caretaker, concierge
  
KAPUSUZ (T) Doorless, gateless, without a job. See KAPSUZ (uncovered)
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KAPUHSUZ See KAPUSUZian.
  
KAPUTIKian
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KAPUSUZian (T) Doorless, gateless, without a job. See KAPSUZ (uncovered)
 +
 
 +
KAPUTIKian See GABOUDIGian.
  
 
KARian  
 
KARian  
  
KARAASLAN
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KARAASLAN (T/P) Black lion.
  
 
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; Blackie (dog); French lavender.
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KARABASHian (T) Monk; priest; celibate.
  
 
KARABEDian See GARABEDian
 
KARABEDian See GARABEDian
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KARABLIan
 
KARABLIan
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KARABOGHOSian (T/Gr) Swarthy Paul.
  
 
KARACCUSIan
 
KARACCUSIan
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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
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DENIZLIan (T) Native of Black Sea area.
 
DENIZLIan (T) Native of Black Sea area.
  
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(the Turkish Punch).
 
(the Turkish Punch).
KARA
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GEULLEYian
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KARAGEULLEYian
  
 
KARAGEUZian See KARAGEOZian
 
KARAGEUZian See KARAGEOZian
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KARAGHIAULLEyan
 
KARAGHIAULLEyan
  
KARAGHLANian
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KARAGHLANian See KARAOGHLANian.
  
 
KARAGHOSSiane KARAGEOZian
 
KARAGHOSSiane KARAGEOZian
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KARAGIan
 
KARAGIan
  
KARAGIOSian KARAGEOZian
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KARAGIOSiane KARAGEOZian
  
KARAGJOZian KARAGEOZian
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KARAGJOZiane KARAGOZian
  
 
KARAGOEZian See KARAGEOZian
 
KARAGOEZian See KARAGEOZian
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KARAGOSiane KARAGEOZian
 
KARAGOSiane KARAGEOZian
  
KARAGOULian (T/P) Black rose.
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KARAGOULian (T/P) Black rose. The name of a breed of sheep from whose lambs
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astrakhan is obtained.
  
 
KARAGOUZiane KARAGEOZian
 
KARAGOUZiane KARAGEOZian
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KARAKASHian (T) Possessing black eyebrows.
 
KARAKASHian (T) Possessing black eyebrows.
  
KARAKAZian
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KARAKAZian See KARAKUZian, KARAKASHian, KARAKUSHian.
  
 
KARAKEHyan (T) Black head of a village.
 
KARAKEHyan (T) Black head of a village.
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KARAKELian See KARAGULian.
 
KARAKELian See KARAGULian.
  
KARAKEZian
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KARAKEOSEyan
  
KARAKHANian
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KARAKEZian (T) See KARAKUZian, KARAKASHian, KARAKUSHian.
  
KARAKOOSHian SEE KARAKUSHian
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KARAKHANian (T) Black prince.
 +
 
 +
KARAKOOSHian See KARAKOUSHian
  
 
KARAKOSian See KARAKOUSHian
 
KARAKOSian See KARAKOUSHian
  
 
KARAKOSHian See KARAKOUSHian
 
KARAKOSHian See KARAKOUSHian
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KARAKOULAKian (T) Possessing black or dark ears. Nurhan Becidyan offers the
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 +
following comments: "Karakulak is the name of a wild cat with black ears whose Latin
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name is Caracal Caracal, derived from the Turkish word for black ears. There are also,
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currently, Turks in Turkey with this last name."
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KARAKOUSHian (T) Eagle,
 
KARAKOUSHian (T) Eagle,
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KARAKUSHian See KARAKOUSHian
 
KARAKUSHian See KARAKOUSHian
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KARAKUZian (T) Dark complexioned girl.
  
 
KARALANian
 
KARALANian
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KARAMANian (T) See KARAMANLIan
 
KARAMANian (T) See KARAMANLIan
  
KARAMANLIan  (T) Native of town of that name in the Vilayet of Konia, near Erzerum;  
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KARAMANLIan  (T) Native of town of that name in the Vilayet of Konia;  
  
 
a dark complexioned person.
 
a dark complexioned person.
KARA
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MANOOGian See KARAMANOUGian
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KARAMANOOGian See KARAMANOUGian
  
 
KARAMANOUGian (T/A) Swarthy complexioned youth.
 
KARAMANOUGian (T/A) Swarthy complexioned youth.
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KARAMANUGian See KARAMANOUGian
 
KARAMANUGian See KARAMANOUGian
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KARAMANUKian See KARAMANOUGian.
  
 
KARAMARDian
 
KARAMARDian
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KARAPOULian, etc.
 
KARAPOULian, etc.
KARA
 
YANISian
 
  
KARAYAVRUian
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KARAYANISian
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Herbert von Karayan’s family name.
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KARAYAVRUyan (T) Dark complexioned cub.
  
 
KARBASian See KURBASHian
 
KARBASian See KURBASHian
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KARRJIIan
 
KARRJIIan
  
KARSian
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KARSian See GARSian.
  
 
KARSARJIan  
 
KARSARJIan  
  
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KARSERJIan
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KARSIMian
  
KARSERJIan
 
 
KARSLYan
 
KARSLYan
  
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KARUBian
 
KARUBian
 
  
 
KARVJIan
 
KARVJIan
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KASANDJIan See KAZANJIan
 
KASANDJIan See KAZANJIan
  
KASAPian
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KASAPian See KASSABian.
  
KASARian (T) Dealer in hatchets, small axes. bill-hooks, pruning implements.
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KASARian See KASARJIan, KASSARJIan.
  
KASARJIan See KASARian
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KASARJIan (T) Dealer in hatchets, small axes, bill-hooks, pruning implements.
  
 
KASAYian
 
KASAYian
  
KASBARian (P) Treasure-master; impmrial; the white on; name of one of the three  
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KASBARian (P) Treasure-master; imperial; name of one of the three Magi.
  
Magi.
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KASELIan
KASEL
 
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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KASSian
 
KASSian
  
KASSABian KASABian (Ab) Butcher.
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KASSABian (Ab) Butcher.
  
 
KASSAKian
 
KASSAKian
  
KASSAMAN (T) kassam; (A/H) Ketseman: Gethsemane
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KASSAMANian See KETSEMANian.
 
 
KASSAPian
 
  
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KASSAPian See KASSABian.
  
KASSARDJIan See KASSARian.
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KASSARDJIan See KASSARJian, KASARJIan.
  
KASSARIJIan See KASSARian.
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KASSARIJIan See KASSARJIan, KASARJIan.
  
KASSARian (Ab/T) Fuller: One who cleans, shrinks, and thickens cloth with moisture,  
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KASSARian See KASSARJIan, KASARJIan.
  
heat and pressure. Textile whitener.
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KASSARJIan (Ab/T) Fuller: One who cleans, shrinks, and thickens cloth with moisture,
  
KASSARJIan See KASSARian
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heat and pressure. Textile whitener.
  
KASSARDJIAN (T) Small axe/hatchet maker/seller; fuller
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KASSARDJIAN See KASSARJIan, KASARJIan.
  
 
KASSELian
 
KASSELian
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KATRANJIan (T) Dealer in or worker with tar.
 
KATRANJIan (T) Dealer in or worker with tar.
  
KATSAKHian (A)Vinegar
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KATSAKHian (A)Vinegar maker or dealer.
  
 
KATSian
 
KATSian
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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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KAVORKian See KEVORKian
 
KAVORKian See KEVORKian
  
KAVOUGian See KAVOUKJIan
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KAVOUGian See KAVOUKJIan.
  
KAVOUKian  
+
KAVOUKian See KAVOUKJIan.
  
 
KAVOUKJIan (T) Quilted turban maker/dealer.
 
KAVOUKJIan (T) Quilted turban maker/dealer.
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KAVUNian See KAVOUNJIan.
 
KAVUNian See KAVOUNJIan.
 
KAYAian
 
  
 
KAYADJANian See KAYAJANian
 
KAYADJANian See KAYAJANian
  
 
KAYAJANian
 
KAYAJANian
 
  
 
KAYAJIan
 
KAYAJIan
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KEBADJIan
 
KEBADJIan
  
KECHEBEYan
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KECHEBEY
  
 
KECHECHian
 
KECHECHian
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KEDJIKALIan
 
KEDJIKALIan
  
KEFEian
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KEFCHIan See KEFCHIyan.
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KEFCHIyan (T) One who eats, drinks, and makes merry.
  
 
KEFELIan
 
KEFELIan
  
 
KEFEyan
 
KEFEyan
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KEFKASZian (T) Sad, sorrowful.
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KEFLIGian (T) Merry; happy.
  
 
KEGEian
 
KEGEian
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KEGHOUSHian
 
KEGHOUSHian
 
  
 
KEHian See KEHYAyan..
 
KEHian See KEHYAyan..
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KEKEJIan See KAHKEJIan
 
KEKEJIan See KAHKEJIan
  
KEKLIGIan See KEKLIKIan.
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KEKLEKian See KEKLIKian.
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KEKLIGian See KEKLIKian.
  
 
KEKLIKian (T) Red-legged partridge
 
KEKLIKian (T) Red-legged partridge
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KELEDJIan
 
KELEDJIan
  
KELEGian See KEKLIK.ian
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KELEGian (T) Partly bald.
  
 
KELEJIan
 
KELEJIan
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KELEMJIan See KALAMian
 
KELEMJIan See KALAMian
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 +
KELEMLIan
  
 
KELENJIan See KULUNJI:an.
 
KELENJIan See KULUNJI:an.
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KELIGian
 
KELIGian
  
KELIJIan
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KELIJI
  
KELIKian See KEKLIKian
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KELIKian See KEKLIKian.
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Dr. Hampar Kelikian, whose family name was originally Keklikian, was a pioneer in the restoration of damaged limbs. He was instrumental in helping U.S. Senator Bob Dole who had returned from World War II with injuries that had left his right arm frozen and about to be amputated. Kelikian fixed the shattered shoulder and allowed Dole to regain some use of his arm.
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 +
Hampar Kelikian
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Kelikian and Bob Dole posing for a picture
  
 
KELJIan
 
KELJIan
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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.
 
  
 
KEMANJIan (T) Violin maker.
 
KEMANJIan (T) Violin maker.
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KEMATJIan
 
KEMATJIan
  
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KEMHADJIan See KEMHAJIan.
  
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KEMHAJIan (T) Brocade weaver/seller. Brocade is a fabric woven with an elaborate
  
KEMHADJIan
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design, especially one havinga raised overall pattern.
 
 
KEMIKISIZian
 
 
 
  
 +
KEMIKISIZ
  
 
KEMKEMian
 
KEMKEMian
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KENDIRJIan  (T) Hemp rope maker/seller.
 
KENDIRJIan  (T) Hemp rope maker/seller.
  
KENJARSLANian
+
KENJARSLAN
  
 
KENNian
 
KENNian
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KENOSian
 
KENOSian
  
KENTENJIan
+
KENTENJI
  
 
KENTIKian
 
KENTIKian
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KEOGHLIan
 
KEOGHLIan
  
KEOGHOULOUyan
+
KEOGHOULOUyan See KEOROGHLOUyan. 
  
 
KEOLAyan
 
KEOLAyan
  
KEOLEyan
+
KEOLEian
  
 
KEOLIan
 
KEOLIan
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KEOMOURJIan (T) Coal dealer, collier, stoker.
 
KEOMOURJIan (T) Coal dealer, collier, stoker.
  
KEOMURJIan  
+
KEOMURJIan See KEOMOURJIan.
  
 
KEONDJIan
 
KEONDJIan
  
 
KEONJIan
 
KEONJIan
 +
 +
KEORBALian
  
 
KEORian
 
KEORian
  
KEORKian
+
KEORKian See KEURKJIan.
  
 
KEORKUNian
 
KEORKUNian
  
KEOROGHLIan
+
KEOROGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan.
 +
 
 +
KEOROGHLOUyan (T) The hero of a popular legend; son of a blind man
  
KEOROUGHLIan
+
KEOROUGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan.
  
 
KEOSAYian See KEOSEyan
 
KEOSAYian See KEOSEyan
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KEOSHEian See KEOSEyan
 
KEOSHEian See KEOSEyan
  
KEOSHEKERian
+
KEOSHEKER
  
KEOSHGERian
+
KEOSHGER
  
 
KEOSHIyan See KEOSEyan
 
KEOSHIyan See KEOSEyan
  
KEOSHKARian
+
KEOSHKAR
  
KEOSHKERian
+
KEOSHKER
  
 
KEOSIyan See KEOSEyan
 
KEOSIyan See KEOSEyan
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KEOTAHian
 
KEOTAHian
  
KEOTEKLIan
+
KEOTEKLI
  
 
KEPEGIan
 
KEPEGIan
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KEREKian See GEREKTSIan
 
KEREKian See GEREKTSIan
  
KEREMEJIan See KEREMITJIan ?
+
KEREMEJIan See KEREMITJIan.
  
KERENDian
+
KEREMETLIan (T)
 +
 
 +
KEREMITJIan (T)
 +
 
 +
KERENDian
  
 
KERENDJIan
 
KERENDJIan
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KERJIKian
 
KERJIKian
 
  
 
KERJILIan See KURCHILIan.
 
KERJILIan See KURCHILIan.
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KERKian
 
KERKian
  
KERKASHARian See KERKIASHARian
+
KERKASHARian See KURKYASHARian
  
KERKIASHARian (T) The sound of slashing of a large axe.
+
KERKIASHARian See KURKYASHARian
  
 
KERKERian
 
KERKERian
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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 (T) Needy ?
+
KEROGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan
  
KEROGLIan See KEROGHLIan
+
KEROGLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan
  
 
KEROPian (H) Cherub (baby angel).
 
KEROPian (H) Cherub (baby angel).
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KERTMANian
 
KERTMANian
  
KERTMENian
+
KERTMENian See KERTMENJIan.
 +
 
 +
KERTMENJIan (T) Notcher, scraper, scorer.
  
 
KERTOyan
 
KERTOyan
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KESEyan
 
KESEyan
  
KESENCIan
+
KESENCI
  
 
KESHian
 
KESHian
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KESHMESHian
 
KESHMESHian
 
 
 
  
 
KESIyan
 
KESIyan
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KETENDJIan
 
KETENDJIan
  
KETENJIan (P/Ab/T) Maker/seller of flax linen.
+
KETENJIan (P/Ab/T) Flax spinner or dresser; Linen weaver or draper.  
  
 
KETENTCHIan See KETENJIan.
 
KETENTCHIan See KETENJIan.
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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.
  
KEUCHEUKian Small, young; insignificant; child.
+
KEUCHEUKGOULian (T/P) Little rose.
 +
 
 +
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
  
KEUCEUKYANTIRian (T) Native of Little Yantir, the name of a village near------?
+
KEUCEUKYANTIR (T) Native of Little Yantir, the name of a village near------?
  
KEUCHGERian
+
KEUCHGERian See GOSHGAGARian.
  
KEUCHGUERian
+
KEUCHGUERian See GOSHGAGARian.
  
KEUCHKARian
+
KEUCHKARian See GOSHGAGARian.
  
KEUCHKERian
+
KEUCHKERian See GOSHGAGARian.
  
 
KEUFTEJIan  (T) Maker/seller of stuffed meatballs with bulghour.
 
KEUFTEJIan  (T) Maker/seller of stuffed meatballs with bulghour.
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KEUHNELIan  (T) Native of village of Keuhne, located in the area of Gessaria east of  
 
KEUHNELIan  (T) Native of village of Keuhne, located in the area of Gessaria east of  
  
the town of Yozgat.
+
the town of Yozgat.
  
 
KEUKJIan
 
KEUKJIan
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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
  
KEUROGHELIan
+
KEURKJIan Furrier.
  
KEUROGHLIyan
+
KEURKLIan (T) Adorned with furs.
 +
 
 +
KEUROGHELIan See KEOROGHLOUyan.
 +
 
 +
KEUROGHLIyan See KEOROGHLOUyan.
  
 
KEURPEyan
 
KEURPEyan
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KEUSHTOURian
 
KEUSHTOURian
  
KEUSSEyan See KEOSAyan
+
KEUSSEyan See KEOSAian
  
 
KEUTELIyan
 
KEUTELIyan
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KHAJAGian
 
KHAJAGian
 +
 +
KHAKHAMian
  
 
KHAKian
 
KHAKian
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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  
  
coffeehouse. A prude.
+
Coffee house. A prude.
KHAN
+
 
AMIRian T/Ab/P  Found in Turkish, Arabic and Persian, khan and amir are descriptive  
+
KHANAMIRian T/Ab/P  Found in Turkish, Arabic and Persian, khan and amir are  
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  
+
descriptive terms that have overlapping meanings. Both can be variously defined  
AMIRKHANian.
+
 
 +
as lord, sovereign, commander, chieftain. Thus a fitting rendering would be  
 +
 
 +
commander-in-chief. See 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 YEGHIAZARian.
+
 
 +
can also be a diminutive of Ghazaros, and variant of Yeghiazar. See  
 +
 
 +
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  
+
KHERDian (T) Truncation of kherd-kach: break and run. The Kherdian sub-clan traces
  
The Kherdian sub-clan traces back to a common ancestor. Here is what Charles  
+
back to a common ancestor. Here is what Charles (Garabed) Hardy of Racine,
  
(Garabed) Hardy of Racine, Wisconsin has to say about the history of the name:
+
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:  
  
 
The name of our entire clan was Bakaian. Our part of the clan became Kherdian  
 
The name of our entire clan was Bakaian. Our part of the clan became Kherdian  
  
as a result of the following event:  
+
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.
  
My paternal grandfather, Garabed Kherdian, was a carpenter by trade. One day a
+
The Turk told him that he did not have the money that day and that Grandfather
  
Turk from a neighboring village came to Khulakugh (a village near Kharpert City) and
+
should come back another day. Each time Grandfather went to see the Turk to get  
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
+
paid, he got the same answer. Finally, he was convinced that the Turk had no intention of  
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,  
+
paying him.  
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  
 
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  
 
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  
 
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.”  
 
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.
  
 
KHEREMian
 
KHEREMian
  
KHERIMian   Kerem ?  Khrim ?
+
KHERIMian See KHRIMian.
  
 
KHERLOBian See KHERLOPian.
 
KHERLOBian See KHERLOPian.
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mouthful; a gourmand.
 
mouthful; a gourmand.
KHESH
 
ADORian See KHACHADOURian
 
  
KHESHVADJIan
+
KHESHADORian See KHACHADOURian
  
KHETIGian
+
KHESHVADJI
  
KHEUBESERian
+
KHETIG
  
KHEYMATian See KUYMETian.
+
KHEUBESER
  
KHIDISHian
+
KHEYMAT See KUYMETian, WORTH OR VALUE.
  
KHITABian
+
KHIDISH
  
KHITIKian
+
KHITAB    SPEECH
 +
 
 +
KHITIK
  
 
KHLEBNIKian (R) Baker.
 
KHLEBNIKian (R) Baker.
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KHMBOyan
 
KHMBOyan
  
KHNDAMian
+
KHNDAM  (KHANDAMIR)
 
 
KHANDAMIRian
 
 
 
  
 
KHNGENI
 
KHNGENI
  
KHNTIRian
+
KHNTIR
  
 
KHODABASHIAN
 
KHODABASHIAN
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KHODANian (T) Hodan:  One who cultivates and sells a coarse, hairy, blue-flowered  
 
KHODANian (T) Hodan:  One who cultivates and sells a coarse, hairy, blue-flowered  
  
European herb, used medicinally and in salads.
+
European herb, used medicinally and in salads.
  
KHODAVERDian See KHOUDAVERDian
+
KHODAVERDian See KHOUDAVERDian.
  
KHODIGian
+
KHODIG
  
KHODJAMIRian
+
KHODJAMIR
  
KHODJASARian
+
KHODJASAR
  
KHODJASSARian
+
KHODJASSAR
  
KHODZAHABASHian
+
KHODZAHABASH
  
KHOJAMIRian
+
KHOJAMIRian (T/Ab) Prince of teachers.
 +
 
 +
KHOJAAVAKian (T/A) Senior teacher.
  
 
KHOJIKian
 
KHOJIKian
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objects on the shoulders.
 
objects on the shoulders.
KHOLI
 
APANian See KOLIAPAN.
 
  
KHONARHian
+
KHOLIAPANian See KOLIAPAN.
  
KHOOBATian
+
KHONARH
  
KHOOMARian
+
KHOOBAT
  
KHORANian
+
KHOOMAR
 +
 
 +
KHORAN
  
 
KHORCHIDian
 
KHORCHIDian
 
  
 
KHORENATSIan
 
KHORENATSIan
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KHORIGian
 
KHORIGian
  
KHORIKian
+
KHORIK
 
 
KHORKHORian
 
  
 +
KHORKHOR
  
KHORODIGian
+
KHORODIG
  
 
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;  
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KHORSANDian
 
KHORSANDian
  
KHOSDEGHian
+
KHOSDEGH
  
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.
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ASDVADZADOURian.
 
ASDVADZADOURian.
KHOU
+
 
DAGOULian (P) God’s rose.
+
KHOUDAGOULian (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
+
 
GASian See GHOUGASian.
+
KHOUGASianSee GHOUGASian.
  
 
KHOUNGANian (P) Khondkar: lord, God.
 
KHOUNGANian (P) Khondkar: lord, God.
  
KHOUNOUNTZ
+
KHOUNOUNTZ  
  
 
KHOURDADJIan See KHOURDAJIan.
 
KHOURDADJIan See KHOURDAJIan.
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KHOURMATian (P) Date (fruit).
 
KHOURMATian (P) Date (fruit).
  
KHOUROUZian
+
KHOUROUZ
  
KHOURSHID iam
+
KHOURSHID
  
 
KHOURSHOUDian (P) Sun.
 
KHOURSHOUDian (P) Sun.
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KOUZOUBASHian
 
KOUZOUBASHian
  
KHOYAN  
+
KHOYAN See KOY ?
  
 
KHOYANKian
 
KHOYANKian
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KHOZOZian
 
KHOZOZian
 
  
 
KHRAKHOUNian
 
KHRAKHOUNian
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KHUBELIan
 
KHUBELIan
  
KHUDAVERDIan (P/T) Native of Khudaverdi in the Lake Urmia region
+
KHUDAVERDIan (P/T) Native of Khudaverdi in the Lake Urmia region.
 +
 
 +
KHUDOyan Dim. of KHUDAVERDIan.
 +
 
 +
KHUDURian
  
 
KHURDADJIan See KHOURDAJIan.
 
KHURDADJIan See KHOURDAJIan.
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KHUSHABAyan
 
KHUSHABAyan
  
KHZMALian (T) 1. Impatient. 2. Successful, fortunate. 3. Maker/seller of women’s
+
KHZMALian (T) Adorned with a nose ring or bead.
  
jewelry. 4. Adorned with a nose bead.
+
KIAKACHO
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
+
 
ian
+
KIBASian
  
 
KIBRITJIan (T) Seller of friction matches.
 
KIBRITJIan (T) Seller of friction matches.
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KILADJIan See KULUJIan; KILERJIan, KILEJIan.
 
KILADJIan See KULUJIan; KILERJIan, KILEJIan.
  
KILAGHBian (T) Kilab : dogs (?)
+
KILAGHBian (T)  
  
 
KILAMian
 
KILAMian
  
KILARJI See KILERJIan
+
KILARJIan See KILERJIan
 
 
  
 +
KILBASHian
  
KILBASHian
 
 
KILECIan See KILEJIan
 
KILECIan See KILEJIan
  
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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.
  
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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
  
KINTian
+
KINT
  
KIOUMEJIan
+
KIOUMEJI
  
 
KIRian
 
KIRian
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KIRAMICHian
 
KIRAMICHian
 +
 
KIRAMIDZHian
 
KIRAMIDZHian
  
 
KIRAMIJIan
 
KIRAMIJIan
 
  
 
KIRAZian
 
KIRAZian
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KIREDJIan See KIRECHJIan
 
KIREDJIan See KIRECHJIan
 
  
 
KIREDZHyan See KIRECHJIan
 
KIREDZHyan See KIRECHJIan
  
KIREGIAN See KIRECHJIan
+
KIREGIan See KIRECHJIan
  
 
KIREJIan See KIRECHJIan
 
KIREJIan See KIRECHJIan
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KIRISHian (T): Preparer/seller of sheep or catgut strings for violin, bow, or surgical  
 
KIRISHian (T): Preparer/seller of sheep or catgut strings for violin, bow, or surgical  
  
sutures.
+
sutures.
  
 
KIRISHJIan See KIRISHian
 
KIRISHJIan See KIRISHian
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KIRJIan  See KIRAJIan
 
KIRJIan  See KIRAJIan
  
KIRJILian (T) Kurchul: Sprinkled with gray.
+
KIRJILian (T) Kurchul: Sprinkled with gray. >?
  
 
KIRKESELIan
 
KIRKESELIan
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KIRLIan
 
KIRLIan
  
KIRMIZEyan
+
KIRMIZEian
  
KIRMIZIOGLU (T) Kurmuz: cochineal
+
KIRMIZIOGLU  
  
 
KIROZian
 
KIROZian
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KISHMOian
 
KISHMOian
  
KISSOian
+
KISSOyan
  
KITABJIan (T) Bookseller
+
KITABJIan (T) Bookseller.
  
 
KITISCHian
 
KITISCHian
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KIUDian
 
KIUDian
 
  
 
KIULNAZARian See GULNAZARian
 
KIULNAZARian See GULNAZARian
  
 
KIUREGHian See GIUREGHian
 
KIUREGHian See GIUREGHian
 +
 +
KIURKJIan
  
 
KIVIRian
 
KIVIRian
  
KIYAN
+
KIYANian
  
 
KIZAKian
 
KIZAKian
  
KIZER See KZIRian
+
KIZERian See KZIRian
  
 
KIZIR See KZIR.  
 
KIZIR See KZIR.  
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KLEDJIan
 
KLEDJIan
 
  
 
KLENDJIan See KULUNJIan
 
KLENDJIan See KULUNJIan
 
 
  
 
KLETJIan
 
KLETJIan
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KLOONGIan
 
KLOONGIan
  
 
+
KLUDJIan See KULUJIan
KLUDJI an See KULUJIan
 
  
 
KLUJIan See KULUJIan
 
KLUJIan See KULUJIan
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KNARIGian Diminutive if KNARian
 
KNARIGian Diminutive if KNARian
 
  
 
KNELian
 
KNELian
  
 
KNIAZian
 
KNIAZian
 +
 
KNKOUSHian
 
KNKOUSHian
  
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KOJAyan (T) Old;ancient; large; great; famous. Husband; old man; elder..
 
KOJAyan (T) Old;ancient; large; great; famous. Husband; old man; elder..
  
KOJABABian
+
KOJABABian (T) Elderly, great or famous grandfather.
  
 
KOJABASHian
 
KOJABASHian
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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.
  
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KOJEyan
 
KOJEyan
  
KOJEKIAN See KOCHAKian
+
KOJEKian See KOCHAKian
  
 
KOJIan
 
KOJIan
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tent; rope of a swing.
 
tent; rope of a swing.
KOLCHAKian (T) Maker or seller of mittens, arm bands, armlets, cuff protectors
 
  
 +
KOLCian
 +
 +
HAKian (T) Maker or seller of mittens, arm bands, armlets, cuff protectors
  
 
KOLEGian
 
KOLEGian
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KONDOURADJIan See KUNDURAJIan
 
KONDOURADJIan See KUNDURAJIan
 
  
 
KONDOURAJIan See KUNDURAJIan
 
KONDOURAJIan See KUNDURAJIan
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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 of his  
 
way of speaking). However when questioned closely on the historic pronunciation of his  
 +
 
family name, Gregory Koobatian acknowledge that it was originally Khoobatian. This  
 
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  
 
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”  
 
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  
 
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  
 
“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
+
Arabic, and Persian. The foregoing suggests two possibilities for the name:The owner of  
(Phil hippos).
 
  
To which Gregory and Nadine (nee Sarajian) add the following comment:
+
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  
 
We are especially pleased that a “lover of fine horses” would marry the descendant of the  
 +
 
Sarajians, the “saddlemakers.”
 
Sarajians, the “saddlemakers.”
  
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KOOCHAGian See KOUCHAGian.
 
KOOCHAGian See KOUCHAGian.
 +
 
KOOHARian
 
KOOHARian
  
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KOOMJIan
 
KOOMJIan
  
KOOMRUyan
+
KOOMRUyan See KOUMROUyan.
  
 
KOONDAKJIan
 
KOONDAKJIan
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KORDESOYian
 
KORDESOYian
  
KORDian  gnamol. Gin, as in wife or woman, and mol as in moli, fond
+
KORDian  gnamol. Gin, as in wife or woman, and mol as in moli, fond Gortian. Nothing
  
Gortian. Nothing with Kord.
+
with Kord. In our book of names published in Yerevan in 2000 by Dikran Avedisian, we
  
In my book of names published in Yerevan in 2000 by Dikran Avedisian, I find Kortyan  
+
find Kortyan (we would spell it Kordian). The rendering of Kordyan in Avedisian's book
(we would spell it Kordian) ,.
 
  
 +
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,
  
The rendering of Kordyan in Avedisian's book is along Eastern Armenian lines. Although
+
where presumably cort is an abbreviation of corti or a truncation of corteggiamento,  
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
+
which means courtship. In that same book we find Haydostyan, which is defined as
abbreviation of corti or a truncation of corteggiamento, which means courtship.  
 
  
 +
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 on either.
  
 +
But, the suffix li suggests a native of a village named Kordo. And of course, the
  
 
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.
 
Armenian rendering would be Kordo without the li, or Kordotsi, plus the ian.
 
 
  
 
KORDOLIan
 
KORDOLIan
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KORDJIan
 
KORDJIan
  
KORDOGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan
+
KORDOGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan
  
 
KORDZian
 
KORDZian
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KORKOyan See KORKian
 
KORKOyan See KORKian
  
KOROGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan
+
KOROGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan
  
KOROGHLUyan (T) The hero of a popular legend; son of a blind man
+
KOROGHLUyan See KEORGHLOUyan.
  
KOROGLUyan See KOROGHLUyan
+
KOROGLUyan See KEOROGHLOUyan
  
 
KOROMANian
 
KOROMANian
  
KORTMOSian
+
KORTMOSian
  
 
KORTUNian
 
KORTUNian
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KORUKCHIan (T) Shovel maker/seller;
 
KORUKCHIan (T) Shovel maker/seller;
  
KOSian
+
KOSian Dim. of KEOSEyan.
  
KOSEYAN
+
KOSEYAN See KEOSEyan
  
 
KOSHian
 
KOSHian
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KOUBATIan (T) Vulgar, coarse; common (accent or way of speaking). See  
 
KOUBATIan (T) Vulgar, coarse; common (accent or way of speaking). See  
 +
 
KOOBATian.
 
KOOBATian.
  
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KOUBOUCHian
 
KOUBOUCHian
  
KOUCHAGian
+
KOUCHAGian See KOUSHAGian.
 +
 
 +
KOUCHAKD
  
KOUCHAKDGIan
+
See KOUCHAKJIan.
  
KOUCHAKDJIan
+
KOUCHAKDJIan See KOUSHAKJIan
  
KOUCHAKian
+
KOUCHAKian See KOUSHAKJIan
  
KOUCHOOKian SeeKOUCHOUKian
+
KOUCHOOKian See KEUCHEUKian.
  
 
KOUDAKJIan
 
KOUDAKJIan
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basket on his head)
 
basket on his head)
KOUF
+
 
TEJIan (T) Preparer/vendor of stuffed meatballs; blowhard, braggart, liar.
+
KOUFTEJIan (T) Preparer/vendor of stuffed meatballs; blowhard, braggart, liar.
  
 
KOUGASian See GHOUGASian
 
KOUGASian See GHOUGASian
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KOUMKOUMian (T) Kumkuma: narrow-necked vase or bottle; used in such expressions  
 
KOUMKOUMian (T) Kumkuma: narrow-necked vase or bottle; used in such expressions  
  
as esrar kumkumasi, one full of secrets; malumat kumkumasi,  a mine of  
+
as esrar kumkumasi, one full of secrets; malumat kumkumasi,  a mine of information.
  
information.
+
KOUMRian See KEOMOURJIan
KOUM
 
Rian See KEOMOURJIan
 
  
 
KOUMRIyan See KEOUMROUyan.
 
KOUMRIyan See KEOUMROUyan.
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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
+
 
ROYan See KOUMROUyan
+
KOUMROYan 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
+
 
BETian
+
KOURBETian
  
 
KOURBOUCHian
 
KOURBOUCHian
  
KOURian
+
KOURian Dim. of KOURKENian.
  
KOURKENian
+
KOURKENian (P) Brave as a wolf.
KOURKJIan (T) Furrier.
 
  
KOURKLIan (T) Adorned with furs.
+
KOURKJIan See KEURKJIan.
 +
 
 +
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
+
KOUSHAGJIan See KOUSHAGian, KOUSHAKJIan.
  
KOUSHAKian (T) Belt/sash/girdle maker/seller.
+
KOUSHAKian See KOUSHAKJIan
  
KOUSHAKDJIan See KOUSHAKian
+
KOUSHAKDJIan See KOUSHAKJIan
  
KOUSHAKJIan See KOUSHAKian
+
KOUSHAKJIan (T) Belt/sash/girdle maker/seller.
  
KOUSHAKOLJIan
+
KOUSHAKOLJIan See KOUSHAKJIan
  
KOUSHARian Belt maker.
+
KOUSHARian  
  
KOUSHian  
+
KOUSHian (T) Bird.
  
KOUTCHEGOULian (T/P) Little rose.
+
KOUTCHEGOULianSee KEUCHEUKGOULian..
  
 
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
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warehouse,factory;  
 
warehouse,factory;  
KULL
+
 
UKian
+
KULLUKian
  
 
KULTCHEyan See KEULTCHEyan.
 
KULTCHEyan See KEULTCHEyan.
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KULUJIan (T) Sword or saber maker/dealer
 
KULUJIan (T) Sword or saber maker/dealer
 +
 +
KULUJJIan See KULUJIan.
  
 
KULUKian
 
KULUKian
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KURDian
 
KURDian
  
KURDOGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan.
+
KURDOGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan.
  
 
KUREDJIan See KOURAJIan
 
KUREDJIan See KOURAJIan
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KUREJIan See KOURAJIan
 
KUREJIan See KOURAJIan
  
KUREKCHIan (T) Maker/ seller of oars; paddles, rower, oarsman
+
KUREKCHIan See KEUREKCHIan.
  
 
KURESTian
 
KURESTian
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KURJIan
 
KURJIan
  
KURKian See KOURKJIan
+
KURKian See KEURKJIan,
  
 
KURKCHIan
 
KURKCHIan
  
KURKCIan See KOURKJIan
+
KURKCIan See KEURKJIan
  
KURKDJIan See KOURKJIan
+
KURKDJIan See KEURKJIan
  
KURKEDJI See KOURKJIan
+
KURKEDJI See KEURKJIan
  
KURKGIan See KOURKJIan
+
KURKGIan See KEURKJIan
  
KURKJIan  See KOURKJIan
+
KURKJIan  See KEURKJIan
  
 +
KURKLIan See KEURKLIan
  
KURKLIan See KOURKLIan
+
KURKTIan
  
 +
KURKYASHARian (T) Forty souls. Nurhan Becidyan has provided the following additional information:
  
KURKTIan
+
"My source, who knows the family that lives in Australia (and who also edited Manuel Kirkyasaryan's memoir in Turkish),
 +
 
 +
told me that apparently they were a very large family and 40 people would all eat together around the table, so the name."
 +
 
 +
Stepan Kerkyasharian of Melbourne, Australia has kindly furnished the following information on his family name:
 +
 
 +
 
 +
"The Kerkyasharians are a very large family and they are from Hajin which is now named Sayinbeyli. In fact I was told by a Kerkyasharian who was in his late 80s about 40 years ago that Hajin was founded by three
 +
 
 +
people Two of them brothers. They sought refuge for whatever reason in this mountainous area which was almost impossible to access and welcomed others seeking refuge to establish a settlement. The two brothers are
 +
 
 +
the forefathers of the Kerkyasharian clan. Some of what I am writing from now on can  be sourced in various publications such as the history of Hajin and various magazine articles published by the Hajin
 +
 
 +
Hayrenagtzagan Miyoutyun in Argentina about seventy years ago.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
There was a very large Rock just on the outskirts of where the bulk of the settlers lived, where the Kerkyasharian clan established their feudal home. Apparently more then forty members of the family lived there and
 +
 
 +
sat down for dinner together. Hence they were called the Kerk-yashars in Turkish meaning the ‘forty living together,’ Which then evolved into Kerkyasharian.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Kirkiasharian is the family name of the late Arpi Muradian, wife of Vazgen Muradian, Armenian composer.
  
KURKYASHARian (T) Forty (cheers?)
+
KURMAJIan (T) Small grain or corn merchant.
  
KURMAJIan (T) Small grain or corn merchant;
+
KURMUZian: cochineal
  
 
KURNAZian  Wily ?.
 
KURNAZian  Wily ?.
  
KUROGHLIan See KOROGHLUyan,  
+
KUROGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan,  
  
 
KURTian
 
KURTian
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KURUMLIan ( ) Native of              Aintab, Historic Armenia.
 
KURUMLIan ( ) Native of              Aintab, Historic Armenia.
 
  
 
KURUZian
 
KURUZian
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KYOURICHIan See KOURAJIan
 
KYOURICHIan See KOURAJIan
  
KYOUROGHLIan (T) Plump. See KOROGHLUyan.
+
KYOUROGHLIan (T) Plump. See KEOROGHLOUyan.
  
KYOROKLIan See KOROGHLUyan
+
KYOROKLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan
  
 
KYUREGHian See GIUREGHian.
 
KYUREGHian See GIUREGHian.
  
KYURKCHIan See KOURKJIan.
+
KYURKCHIan See KEURKJIan.
  
 
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 DIM. of KZ

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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.

KAHAYan 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) 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

KAMBURian See KAMBOURian.

KAMERian

KAMIGOCHian

KAMIKSZian

KAMISHLIan

KAMJIan

KAMKASHian

KAMPAROSian

KANANian

KANARian (A) Harp knar

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.)

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.

KANDAHARian

KANDANian

KANDARian

KANDARJIan

KANDASHian (T) One of the same blood

KANDIGian

KANDOyan Dim. of

KANGIan

KANIGian

KANJIan

KANLIan

KANKOURian (A) One with curly hair.

KANian

KANLUJIan

KANOian

KANTARian

KANTARDJI 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 Dim. of KAPAMAJIan, etc.

KAPAGian

KAPAKJIan

KAPAMAGIan See KAPAMAJIan

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

KAPANDJI

KAPAS

KAPEGHian See KAPUJIan

KAPIGian See KAPUJIan

KAPIGHian See KAPUJIan

KAPIJIan See KAPUJIan

KAPIKian See KAPUJIan

KAPILian

KAPITANian See KAPTANian

KAPLAMAJIan (T) Silver plater

KAPLANian T Tiger, leopard..

KAPLANJIan

KAPLAYUJIan (T) Silver plater

KAPOOSHian See KAPUJIan

KAPOOSian See KAPUJIan

KAPOUSOUSian See KAPUSUZian.

KAPOyan Dim. of KAPUJIan, etc.

KAPREILian See KAPRIELian

KAPRELian See KAPRIELian

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

KAPRILian See See KAPRIELian

KAPSUZian See KAPUSUZian.

KAPTANian (T) Captain (of a ship).

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

KAPUHSUZ See KAPUSUZian.

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

KAPUTIKian See GABOUDIGian.

KARian

KARAASLAN (T/P) Black lion.

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.

KARABEDian See GARABEDian

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

KARABETian See GARABEDian.

KARABian See GARABEDian

KARABIDian See GARABEDian

KARABLIan

KARABOGHOSian (T/Gr) Swarthy Paul.

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).

KARAGEULLEYian

KARAGEUZian See KARAGEOZian

KARAGEZiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGHASiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGHEUSian See KARAGEOZian:

KARAGHIAULLEyan

KARAGHLANian See KARAOGHLANian.

KARAGHOSSiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGHUSiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGHUZiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGIan

KARAGIOSiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGJOZiane KARAGOZian

KARAGOEZian See KARAGEOZian

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

KARAGOSiane KARAGEOZian

KARAGOULian (T/P) Black rose. The name of a breed of sheep from whose lambs

astrakhan is obtained.

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 See KARAKUZian, KARAKASHian, KARAKUSHian.

KARAKEHyan (T) Black head of a village.

KARAKELian See KARAGULian.

KARAKEOSEyan

KARAKEZian (T) See KARAKUZian, KARAKASHian, KARAKUSHian.

KARAKHANian (T) Black prince.

KARAKOOSHian See KARAKOUSHian

KARAKOSian See KARAKOUSHian

KARAKOSHian See KARAKOUSHian

KARAKOULAKian (T) Possessing black or dark ears. Nurhan Becidyan offers the

following comments: "Karakulak is the name of a wild cat with black ears whose Latin

name is Caracal Caracal, derived from the Turkish word for black ears. There are also,

currently, Turks in Turkey with this last name."


KARAKOUSHian (T) Eagle,

KARAKOUSSian KARAKOUSHian

KARAKOUZian See KARAKOUSHian, KARAGEOZian.

KARAKSHiane KARAKUSHian.

KARAKUSHian See KARAKOUSHian

KARAKUZian (T) Dark complexioned girl.

KARALANian

KARALANDian

KARALIan

KARALOKian

KARAMian

KARAMALIan

KARAMANian (T) See KARAMANLIan

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

a dark complexioned person.

KARAMANOOGian See KARAMANOUGian

KARAMANOUGian (T/A) Swarthy complexioned youth.

KARAMANOUKian See KARAMANOUGian

KARAMANUGian See KARAMANOUGian

KARAMANUKian 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.

KARAYANISian

Herbert von Karayan’s family name.

KARAYAVRUyan (T) Dark complexioned cub.

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 See GARSian.

KARSARJIan

KARSERJIan

KARSIMian

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 See KASSABian.

KASARian See KASARJIan, KASSARJIan.

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

KASAYian

KASBARian (P) Treasure-master; imperial; name of one of the three Magi.

KASELIan

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 (Ab) Butcher.

KASSAKian

KASSAMANian See KETSEMANian.

KASSAPian See KASSABian.

KASSARDJIan See KASSARJian, KASARJIan.

KASSARIJIan See KASSARJIan, KASARJIan.

KASSARian See KASSARJIan, KASARJIan.

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

heat and pressure. Textile whitener.

KASSARDJIAN See KASSARJIan, KASARJIan.

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 maker or dealer.

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 See KAVOUKJIan.

KAVOUKJIan (T) Quilted turban maker/dealer.

KAVUKJIan See KAVOUKJIan

KAVOUNJIan (T) Grower or seller of melons.

KAVUNian See KAVOUNJIan.

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

KECHEBEY

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

KEFCHIan See KEFCHIyan.

KEFCHIyan (T) One who eats, drinks, and makes merry.

KEFELIan

KEFEyan

KEFKASZian (T) Sad, sorrowful.

KEFLIGian (T) Merry; happy.

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

KEKLEKian See KEKLIKian.

KEKLIGian See KEKLIKian.

KEKLIKian (T) Red-legged partridge

KELALian

KELAyan

KELEBDJIan

KELEBJIan

KELECHIan

KELEDJIan

KELEGian (T) Partly bald.

KELEJIan

KELEKian See KEKLIK.ian

KELEMJIan See KALAMian

KELEMLIan

KELENJIan See KULUNJI:an.

KELERCHIan

KELERCHIan

KELERJIan

KELESHian (T) Ringwormy; bald; dirty.

KELIGian

KELIJI

KELIKian See KEKLIKian. Dr. Hampar Kelikian, whose family name was originally Keklikian, was a pioneer in the restoration of damaged limbs. He was instrumental in helping U.S. Senator Bob Dole who had returned from World War II with injuries that had left his right arm frozen and about to be amputated. Kelikian fixed the shattered shoulder and allowed Dole to regain some use of his arm.

Hampar Kelikian

Kelikian and Bob Dole posing for a picture

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 See KEMHAJIan.

KEMHAJIan (T) Brocade weaver/seller. Brocade is a fabric woven with an elaborate

design, especially one havinga raised overall pattern.

KEMIKISIZ

KEMKEMian

KEMURDZIan See Keomourjian

KENin

KENADJIan See KUNAJIan

KENAJIan See KUNAJIan

KENDERian See KENDIRJI

KENDERJIan

KENDIGian

KENDIKian

KENDIRJIan (T) Hemp rope maker/seller.

KENJARSLAN

KENNian

KENOSian

KENTENJI

KENTIKian

KEOCHEKian

KEOGHLIan

KEOGHOULOUyan See KEOROGHLOUyan.

KEOLAyan

KEOLEian

KEOLIan

KEOMOURJIan (T) Coal dealer, collier, stoker.

KEOMURJIan See KEOMOURJIan.

KEONDJIan

KEONJIan

KEORBALian

KEORian

KEORKian See KEURKJIan.

KEORKUNian

KEOROGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan.

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

KEOROUGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan.

KEOSAYian See KEOSEyan

KEOSEyan (T) Hairless, beardless.

KEOSHEian See KEOSEyan

KEOSHEKER

KEOSHGER

KEOSHIyan See KEOSEyan

KEOSHKAR

KEOSHKER

KEOSIyan See KEOSEyan

KEOSSian See KEOSEyan

KEOSSEian See KEOSEyan

KEOTAHian

KEOTEKLI

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.

KEREMETLIan (T)

KEREMITJIan (T)

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 KURKYASHARian

KERKIASHARian See KURKYASHARian

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 See KEOROGHLOUyan

KEROGLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan

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 See KERTMENJIan.

KERTMENJIan (T) Notcher, scraper, scorer.

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

KESENCI

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) Flax spinner or dresser; Linen weaver or draper.

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.

KEUCHEUKGOULian (T/P) Little rose.

KEUCHEUKian (T) Small, young; insignificant; child.

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

KEUCEUKSIRINian See KUCUKSHIRINian

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

KEUCHGERian See GOSHGAGARian.

KEUCHGUERian See GOSHGAGARian.

KEUCHKARian See GOSHGAGARian.

KEUCHKERian See GOSHGAGARian.

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.

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

KEURian See KOURAJIan.

KEURJIKian

KEURKJIan Furrier.

KEURKLIan (T) Adorned with furs.

KEUROGHELIan See KEOROGHLOUyan.

KEUROGHLIyan See KEOROGHLOUyan.

KEURPEyan

KEUSADADAYIan

KEUSEyan

KEUSEYian

KEUSHGENian

KEUSHGUERian

KEUSHKERian

KEUSHTOURian

KEUSSEyan See KEOSAian

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

KHAKHAMian

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

Coffee house. A prude.

KHANAMIRian 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 See KHRIMian.

KHERLOBian See KHERLOPian.

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

mouthful; a gourmand.

KHESHADORian See KHACHADOURian

KHESHVADJI

KHETIG

KHEUBESER

KHEYMAT See KUYMETian, WORTH OR VALUE.

KHIDISH

KHITAB SPEECH

KHITIK

KHLEBNIKian (R) Baker.

KHLGHATyan

KHMBOyan

KHNDAM (KHANDAMIR)

KHNGENI

KHNTIR

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.

KHODIG

KHODJAMIR

KHODJASAR

KHODJASSAR

KHODZAHABASH

KHOJAMIRian (T/Ab) Prince of teachers.

KHOJAAVAKian (T/A) Senior teacher.

KHOJIKian

KHOKASian

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

objects on the shoulders.

KHOLIAPANian See KOLIAPAN.

KHONARH

KHOOBAT

KHOOMAR

KHORAN

KHORCHIDian

KHORENATSIan

KHORENian

KHORIGian

KHORIK

KHORKHOR

KHORODIG

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

hammer of a gun.

KHORSANDian

KHOSDEGH

KHOSHABJI

KHOSHAF

KHOSROF See KHOSROV

KHOSROV (P) Famous, renowned, celebrated.

KHOSROVANOUSH

KHOSROVATOUGHD

KHOSROVIG

KHOSTIK

KHOTCHAR

KHOTCHODOUR

KHOTSIK

KHOUBESER

KHOUBESSER

KHOUDABABian (P/T) Godfather.

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

ASDVADZADOURian.

KHOUDAGOULian (P) God’s rose.

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

ASDVADZADOURian.

KHOUGASianSee 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).

KHOUROUZ

KHOURSHID

KHOURSHOUDian (P) Sun.

KHOURTADJIan

KOUZOUBASHian

KHOYAN See KOY ?

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.

KHUDOyan Dim. of KHUDAVERDIan.

KHUDURian

KHURDADJIan See KHOURDAJIan.

KHURDAJIan See KHOURDAJIan

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

KHURSHUDian

KHUSHABAyan

KHZMALian (T) Adorned with a nose ring or bead.

KIAKACHO

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

upper class.

KIBASian

KIBRITJIan (T) Seller of friction matches.

KICHAKian

KIDANian

KIDANENAR ian

KIDIKian

KIDISHian

KIELIan

KILian

KILADJIan See KULUJIan; KILERJIan, KILEJIan.

KILAGHBian (T)

KILAMian

KILARJIan 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

KINT

KIOUMEJI

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

KIRMIZEian

KIRMIZIOGLU

KIROZian

KIRTan

KIRTOGIian

KISAGIan

KISHian

KISHISHian

KISHMOian

KISSOyan

KITABJIan (T) Bookseller.

KITISCHian

KITSINian

KIUDian

KIULNAZARian See GULNAZARian

KIUREGHian See GIUREGHian

KIURKJIan

KIVIRian

KIYANian

KIZAKian

KIZERian See KZIRian

KIZIR See KZIR.

KJOYOMJIan

KLAGian

KLAJIan

KLANian

KLDJIan See KULUJIan.

KLEDJIan

KLENDJIan See KULUNJIan

KLETJIan

KLIJIan

KLOian

KLOONGIan

KLUDJIan 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 (T) Elderly, great or famous grandfather.

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.

KOLCian

HAKian (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 See KOUMROUyan.

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 our book of names published in Yerevan in 2000 by Dikran Avedisian, we

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 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 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 KEOROGHLOUyan

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 KEOROGHLOUyan

KOROGHLUyan See KEORGHLOUyan.

KOROGLUyan See KEOROGHLOUyan

KOROMANian

KORTMOSian

KORTUNian

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

KORYUMian

KORUKCHIan (T) Shovel maker/seller;

KOSian Dim. of KEOSEyan.

KOSEYAN See KEOSEyan

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 See KOUSHAGian.

KOUCHAKD

See KOUCHAKJIan.

KOUCHAKDJIan See KOUSHAKJIan

KOUCHAKian See KOUSHAKJIan

KOUCHOOKian See KEUCHEUKian.

KOUDAKJIan

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

basket on his head)

KOUFTEJIan (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.

KOUMRian 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.

KOUMROYan 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.

KOURBETian

KOURBOUCHian

KOURian Dim. of KOURKENian.

KOURKENian (P) Brave as a wolf.

KOURKJIan See KEURKJIan.

KOURKLIan See KEURKLIan.

KOURKOUNian

KOUROUyan

KOURTJIan

KOUSANian (A) Minstrel.

KOUSHAyan

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

KOUSHAGJIan See KOUSHAGian, KOUSHAKJIan.

KOUSHAKian See KOUSHAKJIan

KOUSHAKDJIan See KOUSHAKJIan

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

KOUSHAKOLJIan See KOUSHAKJIan

KOUSHARian

KOUSHian (T) Bird.

KOUTCHEGOULianSee KEUCHEUKGOULian..

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;

KULLUKian

KULTCHEyan See KEULTCHEyan.

KULUCHian See KUUJIan

KULUDJIan See KULUJIan

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

KULUJIan (T) Sword or saber maker/dealer

KULUJJIan See KULUJIan.

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 KEOROGHLOUyan.

KUREDJIan See KOURAJIan

KUREGHian See GIUREGHian

KUREGian See GIUREGHian, KOURAJIan

KUREJIan See KOURAJIan

KUREKCHIan See KEUREKCHIan.

KURESTian

KURGHINian

KURian See KOURAJIan

KURIyan

KURJIan

KURKian See KEURKJIan,

KURKCHIan

KURKCIan See KEURKJIan

KURKDJIan See KEURKJIan

KURKEDJI See KEURKJIan

KURKGIan See KEURKJIan

KURKJIan See KEURKJIan

KURKLIan See KEURKLIan

KURKTIan

KURKYASHARian (T) Forty souls. Nurhan Becidyan has provided the following additional information:

"My source, who knows the family that lives in Australia (and who also edited Manuel Kirkyasaryan's memoir in Turkish),

told me that apparently they were a very large family and 40 people would all eat together around the table, so the name."

Stepan Kerkyasharian of Melbourne, Australia has kindly furnished the following information on his family name:


"The Kerkyasharians are a very large family and they are from Hajin which is now named Sayinbeyli. In fact I was told by a Kerkyasharian who was in his late 80s about 40 years ago that Hajin was founded by three

people Two of them brothers. They sought refuge for whatever reason in this mountainous area which was almost impossible to access and welcomed others seeking refuge to establish a settlement. The two brothers are

the forefathers of the Kerkyasharian clan. Some of what I am writing from now on can be sourced in various publications such as the history of Hajin and various magazine articles published by the Hajin

Hayrenagtzagan Miyoutyun in Argentina about seventy years ago.


There was a very large Rock just on the outskirts of where the bulk of the settlers lived, where the Kerkyasharian clan established their feudal home. Apparently more then forty members of the family lived there and

sat down for dinner together. Hence they were called the Kerk-yashars in Turkish meaning the ‘forty living together,’ Which then evolved into Kerkyasharian.


Kirkiasharian is the family name of the late Arpi Muradian, wife of Vazgen Muradian, Armenian composer.

KURMAJIan (T) Small grain or corn merchant.

KURMUZian: cochineal

KURNAZian Wily ?.

KUROGHLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan,

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 KEOROGHLOUyan.

KYOROKLIan See KEOROGHLOUyan

KYUREGHian See GIUREGHian.

KYURKCHIan See KEURKJIan.

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 DIM. of KZ