Albanian Submitted Surnames
are used in the country of Albania, as well as Kosovo and other Albanian communities throughout the world.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
It comes from serbian name ''dusha'' meaning soul.In serbian ''dusha moja'' means my sweatheart.Probably a nickname or name given to the patriarch of the dushaj family that got taken as a surname by his descendants later on,adding the popular albanian ending -aj.
Derived from the Persian title خواجه (xâje)
meaning "lord, master, owner". This is the most common surname in Albania.
Derived from the name of the Kastrati tribe inhabiting the region of Malësia in northern Albania.
Derived from the name of the small town Peja (Pec) in western Kosovo. Most likely given to the inhabitants of the town and their descedents.
XHAKA Albanian (Latinized, Modern)
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Xhaka ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.