Type Surname (from given name)
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Contributor Contrib.mariatergrigoryan on 2/26/2018
The surname Grigoryan derives from the name Grigor, which is Armenian pronunciation of the name Gregory (it derives from Greek word, γρηγορος, and means 'watchful', 'alert'). Adding to the name the prefix Ter- is the way people call the priests in Armenia (in English often the word "Father" is used instead). This indicates that usually such surnames were originally given to priests and their families.