Hagopian/Agopian

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Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Anne » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:04 pm

My husbands Great Grandfather Alexander Hagopian (listed as Agopian on ship manifest and draft card) immigrated from Paris France in 1898. He was originally from Turkish Armenia. We understand that Hagopian ia a patronymic name of Hagop...son of Jacob. We have also heard the meaning...climbing Jacob's ladder. Any information appreciated.
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Administrator » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:11 pm

Armenian surnames are usually based on one of the following categories

1) Noble descent- Like Haykazuni, Rshtuni, Lusinian. Those are the direct descendants of the nobility who still carry their ancestral family name

2) Geographic Regions – Like Marashlian, Aintablian, and Sassounian. Name after the towns or villages in historical Armenia that they came from.

3) Ancestral first names - like Hovannisian, krikorian, and in your grandfather case, Hagopian.

4) Physical characteristic – Like Topalian (Topal = Crippled), Keroghlian (son of the blind) Brunsuzian (without a nose), Cholakhian (deformed hand). Those names are derived from actual physical characteristics of the person and usually have a Turkish or Arabic origin. Although not appealing as a nobility names but very common category.

5) Profession - Like Boyadjian (Painter), Kalajian (Copper Smith), Hadadian (Black Smith), Sayadjian (Shoe Maker). Again those names have Arabic or Turkish origin.

To answer your question, yes “ian” or “yan” at the end of an Armenian name means “son of” however not all Armenian names end with “ian” some of them end with “Oglu” a Turkish word also meaning “son of” and “uni” as in noble descent.

Hagop is translated to Jacob or James.

I hope this help.
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Mushrooms » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:45 am

Hagop Hagopian orAgop Agopian is the Armenian: Հակոբ Հակոբյան ; exit from 1951 to 1988 and these were one of the founders and the main leader of the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA).
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Carpet » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:54 am

Hagopian's real name was Haritoun Takoshian and Once Hagopian was assassinated outside his home in Athens' Palaio Faliro on April 28, 1988, while he was waiting for a taxi to take him to the airport for a flight to Belgrade. He was accompanied by his sister-in-law, who was not hurt.A Greek police official said two armed men got out of a parked car as Hagopian walked out of his apartment building, carrying his luggage. One of the two men opened fire with the sawed-off shotgun, wounding Hagopian in the chest and elbow. As Hagopian tried to flee, the killer ran after him and fired two more slugs into his head and chest. The attackers got away in a car left parked across the street.
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Carpet » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:04 am

Alexander Hagopian was my great grandfather. I have some information on him, but not much. Mostly just census forms and a few anecdotal bits of info. Is there anything is particular that you're looking for?flash player free download
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Mushrooms » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:42 am

Im looking for the Akobian/Akopian family- they were 6 sisters now aged around 60-70 and 1 son with extended families now. They Came to America during the 1980's war in lebanon. Some of the names are Astra, shushig, lucienne.salpe and leda are the daughters of one of these sisters, and live in California. Leda is a primary school teacher.
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Coupon » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:40 am

The minority Armenian population in Turkiye (at the time known as the Ottoman Empire) was pushing for equal rights and coming under attack. The Ottoman Empire, already crumbling, started what would become the first genocide of the 20th century killing 1.5 million Armenians. Haroutun was one of the survivors along with his wife, Cariana, but she lost her entire familyPenny Auctions|Penny Auction Site
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Wedding1 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:27 am

Armenian: patronymic from the personal name Hagop, classical Armenian YakoAudio Mastering Services |Music Mastering Services
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Wedding1 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:08 am

From Armenia. His name is listed as Agopian on the Ellis Island records and Draft Registration card but as Hagopian on census and his gravestone.Silver bullion
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Carpet » Sun May 13, 2012 10:48 am

The Armenian people's Hagopian contributions and presence in Fresno is the life-sized monument of David of Sassoon. This beautiful piece of public art was donated to the city by Armenians in 1970, Android Affiliate Programand stands today on the corner of M St. and Tulare.
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Coupon » Tue May 22, 2012 10:58 am

Haroutun was one of the survivors along with his wife,PalmitoleicAcid |Omega 7 Supplement Cariana, but she lost her entire family. As an adult, Harry moved to Istanbul to become a pharmacist and soon Omega 7 |Omega 7 Vitamin after was conscripted by the Turkish Army to serve in the medical corps during World War I.
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Wedding1 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:03 am

The South Yemeni Embassy denied having any knowledge of Hagopian's real identity. Authorities in Greece also stated that they were not aware of the real identity of the victimPenny Auctions | Penny Auction Sites
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Carpet » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:55 am

It depends on whose tradition you want to follow — please don't follow the Glendale one! Also, you may want to keep in mind that there are many modern Armenians who no longer IPhone Source Code do anything traditionally, but prefer to be more creative with their weddings.
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Wedding1 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:16 pm

In the early days most believed their sojourn in America to be temporary, hoping first to send money back to support their families and then at some point saving enough money to rejoin them.Fifty Shades of Grey |Fifty Shades |50 Shades of Grey Wages in the early capitalistic ventures in America were kept low by open immigration and by having immigrants compete with one another.
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Re: Hagopian/Agopian

Postby Wedding1 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:17 pm

One Armenian merchant, Hagop Seropian, who came to Worcester to establish an enterprise found the harsh winters to be inimical to his health.Watch NFL Games live On investigation, he decided to settle in Fresno, California, where he and his half-brothers, George and John, arrived in 1881.
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