Ancient Persian Submitted Surnames

These names were used in ancient Persia.
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ANDISHMAND Ancient Persian
ANDISHMAND (pronounced: AEN-DEESH-MAND, in the West D is silent), Origin Middle-Persian, means one who thinks (i.e. an intellectual). Given to people of Persian and non-Persian descent of diverse Persian or Central Asian ethnic and religious backgrounds (including Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians) based on a person's profession that requires thinking (technocrat, writer, poet, intellectual).
ARDEHI Persian, Kurdish, Ancient Persian
House Ardehis of Zagors or Ardahvans (Persian: اردهیان) were one of the Persian Sassanid royal families, who occupied the Mounts of Zagros before the Islamic conquest of Persia in 650 CE. Ardahvans in Shahnameh and Persian mythology are mentioned to be the first settlers of Zagros mountains, and the constructors of Forts Of Zagros.
RAD Ancient Persian
Meanings: "Honest", "Bounteous"
SHAHBAZ Ancient Persian
Shahbaz is the name of a fable bird, used on the first banner of the Persian Achaemenid Empire.