So I am sure if you are Armenian or non – Armenian you know that most of the Armenian family names end with Ian or Yan .. “Spotting the Armenians” is very easy because of that ..which is good sometimes
Here is a small explanation about it :
Most Armenian names end in “ian” or “yan,” meaning the “son of,” but some Diaspora Armenians have changed these endings to blend in their host societies. Today in Turkey “oglu” often replaces “ian,” . A name ending in “ian” is not always exclusively Armenian ,yes .. since the ending can also be occasionally found in names in Irish, Persian, English, Philippine and some other cultures. Armenian last but I end up believing that it’s Armenian 😀
and an Example about a VERY popular last name ..Yes ...KARDASHIAN
The lastname “Kardashian” : Kardash is the root word..”Kar” means stone, “dash” means to cut/carve. the -ian suffix means “belonging to”…therefore, Kardashian, means, “son of stone-cutter”. The -ian indicates the family is from either Iran, Greece, Lebanon, or anywhere that was not a Soviet Union.
AND as you know my family name KrikOrian , It’s KrikOr and Ian which means son’s of KrikOr
you can find more about Armenian last names here ..