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Samourkashian Surname History

At least one branch of the Samourkashian family is Armenian.  According to this branch of the family, in Turkish (which was often spoken in the region where this family lived) "Samourkash" means "sable colored eyebrow" and and "ian" means "of" or "son of".  A famous member of the Samourkashian family is Dikran Samourkashian (who later shortened his name to "Samour") who invented the toy pinwheel. The further history of the Samourkashian family has yet to be shared on this page.

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Famous People named Samourkashian

Famous members of the Samourkashian family:

  • Dikran Samourkashian was a toymaker in Chelsea, Massachusetts, originally from Amasiya. In 1926 he patented the toy "pinwheel", which is now popular internationally. The patent was made in the name of "Mary Vart", his wife, for tax purposes. He shortened his last name to "Samour" so that it would fit easily on his toy products.

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Samourkashian Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

According to one branch of the Samourkashian family, this family probably originated in Armenia during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The surname Samourkashian is typically Armenian, from the Ottoman Empire.

Samourkashian Meaning & Etymology

"Samourkash" translates as "sable-colored eyebrow" in Turkish, describng a physical trait of an ancestor. The "ian" at the end indicates "Of/ son of" in Armenian, indicating an Armenian family. The name was found among the Armenians of Adana and Amasiya in the late Ottoman Empire. Both communities were to the West of the Armenian Plateau, and they often spoke Turkish as frequently as Armenian.

Samourkashian Life Expectancy

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Most Common Samourkashian First Names

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  • Parouhie 50.0%

Samourkashian Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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