Dictionary of Armenian Surnames H
HABASHian See HABESHian.
HABELian See APELian.
HABERJIan (Ab/T) Herald, messenger.
HABESHian (Ab) Native of Abyssinia Ethiopia); Coptic.
HABIBian (Ab) Sweetheart, dearest.
HACATORian See KHACHADOURian
HACHian See KHACHADOURian
HACHADOORian See KHACHADOURian
HACHADORian See KHACHADOURian
HACHADOURian See KHACHADOURian
HACHIGian Dim. of See KHACHADOURian
HACHIKian Dim. of KHACHADOURian
HACKADOURian See KHACHADOURian
HACOBian See HAGOPian
HADDADian (Ab) Locksmith, blacksmith.
HADJINian See HAJINian.
HADJINLIan See HAJINian.
HAGHNAZARian (A/T/Ab/P) Great look, regard or consideration; great evil eye.
HAGHTOUHIyan (A) Victress, or female victor.
HAGHVERDIyan (A/T) Great rose-colored
HAGOBian See HAGOPian
HAGOPian (H) Jacob/Yakov – deceiver, supplanter.
HAGOPJANian (H/P) Dear Jacob. See HAGOPian.
HAIKAZian See HAIGAZian
HAIRABEDian (A) Patriarch, catholicos
HAIRAPETyan See HAIRABEDian.
HAIRBEDian See HAIRABEDian.
HAIRIGian Little or dear father.
HAIRIKian See HAIRIGian
HAIRPETian See HAIRABEDian.
HAJAKian (Ab/A) (As told by Yeghishe Hajakian)
Once there lived a man named Hagop who was a supervisor at the stable of the
Padishah of the land. His jovial disposition and assiduous attitude for his work had
earned him an unswerving trust of his employer, his master, his king. The people
around him, the Turks, could not pronounce his Armenian name Hagop, instead they
called him AKUH. One bright day the Padishah receives a gift from some prince. It
was a most ravishing, gorgeous looking, a rare breed of an Arabian white horse.
Akuh, the horse keeper, falls in love with this horse and decides to steal it and
ride all the way to Jerusalem. He disappears for seven years never to be heard from.
The Padishah, realizing that Akuh was more valuable to him than just a horse, issues
a Firman (an edict) declaring that he has forgiven Akuh for his misdemeanor and th
at wherever this Akuh is he should return to the court and resume his work at the st
Lo and behold, Akuh returns home with a big welcome to spend the rest of his life
as a contrite employee and determined to make up for his mistake. The horse had
pa ssed away but in Jerusalem he becomes emblazoned with a cross tattooed on his
wrist thus becoming a Hadji. The Turks, therafter, call him HADJI AKUH. Hadji
Akuh was Yeghishe’s great, great, great, great, great grandfather. Yeghishe was
born in Lebanon as Hadjiakuian (son of Hadji Akuh). It was too long, so he
shortened it to Hajakian.
HAJARian See HAJJARian.
HAJETian (Ab/T) Necessity, requirement; prayer to God or some supernatural power,
asking for something.
HAJIan (Ab) See MAHDESian.
Many Armenians have used, and continue to use, the term Hajj as an honorary title
bestowed on a cHristian pilgrim to Jerusalem. The proper term Armenians should use,
according to Hagop Der Kasbarian, (son of a Kahana), is Mkhsi , as Haji is properly
an honorary title bestowed on a Muslim who has made the pilgrimage (Haj) to Mecca.
Mkhsi, it is believed, is in turn a corruption of Mahdesi, the proper term for a Christian
pilgrim to Jerusalem. However, there is reason to believe that even Mahdesi is a
borrowing from Arabic as a Muslim pilgrim to Jerusalem is given the honorary title of
Makdis. Thus we often see Armenian surnames such as Hajian, Mkhsian, and
HAJIKULian Ab/T Haji: pilgrim to Mecca; used by Christians as pilgrim to Jerusalem;
kul: slave, creature, man (in relation to God), formerly Janissary.
HAJINian (T) Native of city of Hajin, Western Armenia..
HAJINLIan See HAJINian
HAJIyan See HAJIan.
HAJJARian (Ab) Stonecutter, mason.
HAJNLIan See HAJINian.
HAKEMian See HAKIMian.
HAKHVERDian iravounk dvogh
HAKian See HAKIMian
HAKIMian (P/Ab) Ruler, governor, judge.
HAKOBian See HAGOPian
HAKOOPian See HAGOPian
HAKOPian See HAGOPian.
HAKOUBian See HAGOPian
HALABian (Ab) Native of Aleppo.
HALABLIan (Ab/T) See HALABian
HALACIyan See HALLAJIan
HALADJian See HALLAJIan.
HALAJian See HALLAJIan.
HALBERian See KALBURJian
HALBURian See KALBURJian
HALEBian See HALABian
HALEBLIan See HALABian
HALEDJIan See KHALIJIan
HALEJIan See KHALIJIan
HALEPLIan See HALABIan.
HALICIyan See KHALIJIan
HALIKian (T) Maker, creator.
HALLACHIan See HALLAJIan.
HALLAJIan (Ab) Carder of cotton/wool; fluffer w/bow & mallet.
HALVACHIan See HALVAJIan
HALVADJIan See HALVAJIan
HALVAJIan (Ab/T) Halva maker/seller
HALWADJIan See HALVAJIan
HAMABRDZUMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMALBASHian (T) Head porter.
HAMALian (T) Porter, stevedore.
HAMAMCHIan See HAMAMJIan
HAMAMDJIan See HAMAMJIan
HAMAMJIan (P) Bathhouse manager.
HAMBARSOUMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMBARSUMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMBOyan See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMOyan See HAMPARTSOUMian,
HAMPARian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPARSOUMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPARSUMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPARTSOOMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPARTSOUMian (A) Ascension of Jesus Christ
HAMPARTSUMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPARTZOOMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPARTZOUMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPARTZUMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPARZOMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPARZUMian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPERian Trunc. of HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPIGian Dim. of HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPIKian Dim. Of HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPORTZOOM See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPORZOOM See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMPTian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HAMRERian See HAMPARTSOUMian
HANWOSNIN (T/A) Khan: Inn or caravanserai; Vozni: Hedgehog. Proprietor of the
Hedgehog Inn. Larry Tupper provides the following additional information: “I believe
my ancestor, whose full name has come down to me as Regina Hanwosnin, was a gypsy.
The gypsies, as you likely know, spent many generations in Armenian territory hundreds
of years ago on their way west and inherited many Armenian words—not to mention
HAPELian See APELian.
HAPETian (H/Ar) Japhet in English, Yefet in Hebrew: Beautiful; Yefet in
Aramaic: Abundant, spacious.
HARian Dim. of HAROUTIOUNian or HAIRABEDian.
HARABEDian See HAIRABEDian.
HARACHian See HRACHIAyan
HARAPIET See HAIRABEDian
HARATian See HAROUTIOUNian
HARATUNian See HAROUTIOUNian
HARDUTOUNian See HAROUTIOUNian
HARENTZ See HAROUTIOUNian
HARETian See HAROUTIOUNian
HARIGian Dim. of HAROUTIOUNian
HARIKian Dim. of HAROUTIOUNian
HARITUNian See HAROUTIOUNian
HARMANDAyan See HARMANJIan
HARMANDERian See HARMANJIan
HARMANDian See HARMANJIan
HARMANian See HARMANJIan
HARMANJIan (T) Thresher or harvester of grain; blender of teas, tobacco, etc.
HARONian See AHARONian
HAROOTian See HAROUTIOUNian
HAROOTINian See HAROUTIOUNian
HAROOTIUNian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HAROOTUNian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HAROTian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HAROTUNian See HAROUTIO(UNian.
HAROUTian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HAROUTINian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HAROUTIOUNian (A) Resurrection (of Jesus Christ).
HAROUTIUNian See HARUTIOUNian.
HAROUTOONian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HAROUTOUNian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HAROUTUNian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HAROUTYOUNian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HAROUTYUNian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HAROyan Dim. of HAROUTIOUNian.
HARPOOTian See KHARPERTian.
HARPOOTLIan See KHARPERTian.
HARPUTLIan See KHARPERTian.
HARTian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HARTINian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HARTOONian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HARTOUNian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HARTUNian See HAROUTIOUNian
HARUTHUNian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HARUTIUNian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HARUTUNian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HARUTYUNian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HARZIVARTian See HAZARVARTian.
HASERJIan See HASIRJIan.
HASIRJIan (T) Maker of/dealer in mats
HASSERDJIan See HASIRJIan.
HASSERJIan See HASIRJIan.
HATAMian See HATEMian (seal)
HATCHian Dim. of KHACHADOURian.
HATCHADERian See KHACHADOURian.
HATCHADOORian See KHACHADOURian.
HATCHADOURian See KHACHADOURian.
HATCHERian See KHACHERian.
HATCHIGian Dim. of KHACHADOURian.
HATCHIKian Dim. of KHACHADOURian.
HATEMian (A) Name of ancient Armenian kings.
HATIRian Influence, consideration, weight.
HATOUNian See KHATOUNian.
HATSARARian See HATSAKORDZian.
HATSKORDZian See HATSAKORDZian.
HATSian Dim. of HATSAKORDZian
HATSAKORDZian (A) Baker (bread maker).
HATSAKORTZian See HATZAKORDZian
HATSAKORZian See HATSAKORDZian
HATSATOUKHian See HATSAKORDZIan
HATSBANian See HATSAKORDZian
HATSIGian (A) Baker of bread rolls.
HATSIKian See HATSIGian.
HATSPANian See HATSAKORDZian
HATUNian See KHATOUNian.
HAVAGHIMian See HOVAGIMian.
HAVARIan (T) Apostle.
HAVITERS (T) Contrary nap (rug). In the city of Sepastia in Turkish Armenia, there
lived and worked two master rug weavers. A wealthy resident of the town wished to have
a rug woven and commissioned one of the weavers to do the job. The weaver commenced
the work, but when halfway through, died of consumption. The wealthy man who had
commissioned the work then approached the other weaver to complete the job. This other
master weaver accepted the offer, but being a proud artisan, decided to complete the job
his own way. So, instead of picking up where the other had left off, he commenced from
the other side and when he had gone for enough, joined the two parts. In doing so he
ended up creating a rug with the nap going in opposite directions. This became a source
for his being named haviters, hav (khav in old Turkish) meaning nap, and ters meaning
contrary. Thus havi ters. (Compliments of grandson Mircan Haviters of Farmingdale,
NY, whose ancestors moved from Van to Sepastia 1,030 years ago.)
HAVOONJIan See KAVOUNJIan.
HAVOUNJIan See KAVOUNJIan.
HAYASDANian (A) Armenia.
HAYASTANian See HAYASDANian
HAYBEDian Dim. of HAIRABEDian.
HAYGAZian See HAIGAZian.
HAYRABEDian See HAIRABEDian.
HAYRAPETian See HAIRABEDian.
HAYRIKian Dim. of HAIRABEDian.
HAYTAian See HAITAyan.
HAYTAyan 1. (A) Haytatich: supplier, furnisher.
2. (T) Out-of-hand, mischievous child; young hooligan, rebel, freebooter, hobo, bum,
rascal, no-good, goof-off, ne’er-do-well, good-for-nothing, no-count, lazy.
3. (T) Gastronomer, sponger.
4. (T) (Formerly) A mounted guard, who escorted a caravan; armed and
HAYTOUGian (A) Combatant.
HAZARian Dim. of YEGHIAZARian.
HAZARABEDian (A) Leader of a thousand; military rank of major.
HAZARJIan See HAZURJIan.
HAZAROSSian See GHAZAROSIan.
HAZARVARTian (A) One thousand roses
HAZERJIan See HAZURJIan
HAZIRian See HAZURJIan
HAZIRJIan See HAZURJIan
HAZURian See HAZURJIan
HAZURJIan (T) Dealer in ready-made goods, clothes
HECOBian See HAGOPian
HEDITSIan (T/A) Native of Hedi, village of Kharpert. Heditsian is the family name of
noted actor, David Hedison aka Al Hedison.
HEGHINian (G) Heghine is the Armenian form of the name Helen: Light
HEGINian See HEGHINian.
HEKEMian See Hekimian
HEKIMian (Ab/P) Physician
HELGELIan (T) Var. of helkeli: pail or bucket-like.
HELVACIan See HALVAJIan
HELVAJIan See HALVAJIan
HEPSEN (T) See HEPSHEN
HEPSHEN (T) Always;joyous, cheerful, happy.
HERDEMian (T/K) Ever, always, at every moment
HERKELIan (A) Disagree ?
HEWSEN See HIUSNian.
Robert H. Hewsen, historian and Professor Emeritus of History at Rowan University, has this to say about his family name.
Our original family name was "Garabedian." My grandfather, however, decided that the name was too common and so changed it to Hiwsnean" after the ancestral profession of our family: carpentry. His brother and two sisters followed his lead.
When using the Latin alphabet my grandfather and eldest uncle spelled the name in French as "Hussenian" which, of course, in English does not convey the accurate Armenian pronunciation. My father and younger uncle therefore spelled it "Hewsenian."
When my father came to the United States in 1911, he shortened his name to "Hewsen" which I have never bothered to change.
The name has nothing to do with the village of Hussenig in the Khartpert plain, which, however, probably means "the little carpenter."
HIGHGASian See HAIGAZian
HIGHTAyan See HAYTAyan.
HINDLIan See HINTLIan.
HINTLIan (T) Native of India.
HISARian (T) Tower, fortress.
HIUSENian (A) See HIUSNian.
HIUSNian (A) Carpenter.
HMAYAGian (A) Talisman, amulet. (P) Consecrated, blessed.
HNAZANTian (A) Obedient.
HOGHGROGHian (A) Provider of soil for litter. Hogh means earth, soil; grogh is one
who carries, bears, transports. Therefore, a hoghgrogh is one who brings the soil that
traditionally was placed under infants wrapped in swathing bands, to perform the
function of litter, that is, to absorb refuse from the baby’s body.
HOGROGian See HOGHGROGHian.
HOLOBIGian See HOLOPIGian.
HOLOPIKian See HOLOPIGian.
HOOGASian See GHOUGASian.
HOOGOyan Dim. of KHOUGASian.
HOOKASian See GHOUGASian.
HOPLAMAKian (T) To leap, jump or hop about; to be excited; to palpitate.
HOPLAMAQian See HOPLAMAKian.
HOPLAMAZian (T) To be grave, sober, steady, at rest.
HORANian See KHORASANian
HORASian See KHORASANian
HORASANian See KHORASANian
HORASANCIan See KHORASANian
HORDANANian See HORTANANian.
HOROUTOONian See HAROUTIOUNian.
HORTANANian (A/H/Ab) Native of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
HORTian ee HORTANANian
HORTIGian Dim. of HORTANANian
HOSDAGHian See KHOSDEGHian.
HOSEPian See HOVSEPian.
HOSHABJIan See KHOSHAPian
HOSHAFian See KHOSHAPian
HOTZAKORGian (A) See HATZAKORDZian
HOUGASian See GHOUGASian.
HOUGHASian See GHOUGASian.
HOURDAJIan See KHOURDAJIan.
HOUSEPian See HOVSEPian.
HOUSIGian Dim. of
HOUSIKian Dim. of
HOVAGHIMian See HOVAGIMian
HOVAGian Dim. of HOVAGIMian
HOVAGIMian (H) Name of father of Virgin Mary From last king of Judah, Jehoiakim:
HOVAKEMian See HOVAGIMian
HOVAKIMian See HOVAGIMian
HOVANian See HOVHANNESian or HOVNANian
HOVANESian See HOVHANNESian
HOVANESSian See HOVHANNESian
HOVANNESian See HOVHANNESian
HOVANNISian See HOVHANNESian
HOVASAPian (H) God the judge
HOVASEPIian See HOVASAPian, HOVSEPian.
HOVENANian See HOVNANian.
HOVENESian See HOVHANNESian
HOVESEPian See HOVASAPian, HOVSEPian.
HOVHANNESian (H) Yochanan: God is gracious.
HOVHANESSian See HOVHANNESian
HOVHANISian See HOVHANNESian
HOVHANNASSian See HOVHANNESian
HOVHANNESian (A/H/G) Hovhannes/Yochanan God is gracious; clemency, obedience.
HOVHANNESSian See HOVHANNESian
HOVHANNISian See HOVHANNESian
HOVian See HOVHANNESian or HOVNANian
HOVIGian See HOVHANNESian or HOVNANian
HOVIVian (A) Pastor.
HOVNANian (H) Jonah, Jonas (Yona) Dove.
HOVNATANian (H) Jehovah’s gift
HOVSEPian (H) Yosef/Joseph: He (God) will add, increase.
HOWHANNESian See HOVHANNESian
HRACHian See HRACHIAyan.
HRACHIAyan (A) Forward.
HRECHDAKian See HRESHDAGian
HRESHDAGian (A) Angel
HUDAVERDian See KHOUDAVERDian.
HUGASian See GHOUGASian.
HUGASHian See GHOUGASian.
HUNDIGian (A) Native of India.
HUNTIKian See HUNDIGian.
HURDACHIan See KHURDACHIan.
HURDAVATCHIan See KHURDAVATCHIan
HUSANian See HIUSNian.
HUSSANIian See HIUSNian
HUSSENDJIan See HIUSNian
HUSSENigian (A) Native of Hussenig, a village in Kharpert Province
HUSSENIGLIan See HUSSENigian
HUSSian See HIUSNian.,HUSSENIGian
HYDUCKian See HAYTOUGian.
HYRAPIETian See HAIRABEDian.
HYTAyan See HAYTAyan.