Type Surname (from given name & from location)
Other Forms FormsKarkevandian
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Those belonging to the Karkevand/Garkevand district of Iran who are most likely of Armenian origin. Typical modern Armenian last names end with the originally patronymic suffix -յան or -եան, transliterated as -yan, -ian, or less often '-jan'. During the Armenian genocide, about 50,000 Armenians fled the Ottoman Empire and took refuge in Persia. Many remain Christian, some have converted to Islam.