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PARSI IRANI SURNAMES BY-BURJOR M DABOO -AHMEDABAD ~ {E-Mail: burkhurdar@gmail.com}

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- A - Total =160
- B - Total = 273
- C - Total = 94
- D - Total = 170
- E - Total = 28
- F - Total = 70
- G - Total = 140
- H - Total = 61
- I - Total = 26
- J - Total = 76
- K - Total = 285
- L - Total = 46
- M - Total = 252
- N - Total = 113
- O - Total = 16
- P - Total = 151
- Q - Total = 02
- R - Total = 81
- S - Total = 203
- T - Total = 74
- U - Total = 13
- V - Total = 84
- W - Total = 22
- X - Total = 00
- Y - Total = 20
- Z - Total = 34
SOME FUNNY PARSI SURNAMES:-
Surnames Groupwise With Their Origins
~ CHARACTERISTICS ~ Total =482
~ EUROPEAN ~ Total =63
~ RELIGIOUS ~ Total =83
~ TRADE / PROFESSION ~ Total = 435
~ PLACE ~ Total = 487
~ GENEALOGY ~ Total = 144
~ IRANI ~ Total = 799

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PARSI IRANI SURNAMES - COMPILED BY - BURJOR MINOCHER DABOO. - AHMEDABAD  {E-Mail:  burkhurdar@gmail.com} 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Normally Surnames do not have any meanings. They Have a History to Tell. Our ancestors had no Surnames,         
they were known by their Father's / Family name. e.g. Rustom ~ bin ~ Zal. (Rustom ~ Son of Zal)  
later on they took on names of Places / Family names, as additional to their names to facilitate recognition.  
It was only when they came to India that they adopted their Trade / Service / Vocation / Family / Or Some
Special Traits as addition to their Names (Surnames) ~ (Waghmaru, Batki etc.) 
The Parsis settled in the western area of India, mainly around Gujarat State. They adopted many Gujarati customs, dress code, food, and  the language.         
The Parsi mother tongue became Gujarati. It's no wonder then that the Parsis also chose Dominat Gujarati Surnames. Like  Patel, Mehta, Desai, Shah etc.    
Then under the British influnce, the Parsis started, using English terms for their occupations. Such as Contractor, Doctor, Registrar, Merchant, Lawyer etc.  
Though Their first names still have the ancient flavour of Persian Origin : Rustom, Framroz, Xerxes, Ardesir, Faridoon, Jamshed, Keki, Freny, Dilnavaz, Gulnar, etc.  
All in all, the Parsis can be identified by their Sallow Complexion, Beak Nose and their Typically Accented Hindi and most certainly by their Names & their Surnames. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
First printed in PARSIANA of March-1997 & then many New added as an ongoing process in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003 & 2005
First Published Online in - Zoroastrians.net,  in category ~ NAMES SURNAMES & MORE ~ On 23rd February 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
If You Are A PARSI / IRANI ZARATHUSHTI & Cannot Find Your Surname, Please Contact Me At The Above Address. - Thanks!   

~ [PLEASE CLICK ON ~  SHEET ‘GROUPWISE'  ~ TO VIEW SURNAMES GROUPWISE ] ~ 
                                                                                                                                                                 
Inspired by 750 surnames carried in Jame-Jamshed March 1984 compiled By Goolcher D. Coyaji.This 'Labour Of Love' Started.   
Also thanks to Mr. Khodayar Attaie for helping me out with Irani Surnames in Particular, and their correct Pronounciations which has helped me greatly,  
in Creating a whopping total of 2493 & Counting. Some more being disregarded, as being Doubtful or Duplication of diferrent Spellings etc. 

                                     ~ (UPDATED ON 12th Feb.2014) ~

Surnames started when many people with the same names made it difficult to be identified, So Descriptive    
names were used, to distinguish one from the other e.g. Rustom- (Jungelwala) / (Vakil) / (Surti) etc.      
Parsees have a variety of surnames which show that they were in every Proffession or Trade.   
Surprising for a Miniscule Community to have such a variety of Surnames a Whopping 2493 recorded By me so far. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
While many have been disregarded; being of dubious nature. While Certain having father's / grandfather's name. Dorabjee, Minocher, Jamshed etc.  
Certain spell it differently e.g. KHAMBATA - CUMBATA , KASRAAVI - KASHRAAVI etc. 
                     
Parsees have Generally adopted surnames from :~     
                                      
1) GENEAOLOGY-                                                                                                                     

Including the Father's Name : e.g. Dadabhai - Naoroji,  Sam - Manekshah,  Homi - Dinshawji,  Behram - Shapurji Etc. 

 {Some Double Barreled} :  (Name + Father's Name, became a Surname) : e.g. Dady + Seth,  Kaamaa + Khan,  Minocher + Homji,  Meherji + Rana,  Dada + Chanji, Etc.   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
2) PLACE -                                                                                     
SANJAN - Sanjana, SURAT - Surti, KHAMBHAT - Khambata, BHARUCH - Bharucha etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
3) TITLES –                                                                   
Desai, Munshi, Munsaf, Khansaheb, Davar, Daftari, Patel, Aga      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
4)  RELIGIOUS TERMS - (Many No longer used)          
Daadaar,  Yatha - Ahu - Vairyo,  Dregubyo,  Ahura,  Parsi,  Athajamyat,  Zarathosty etc.   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
5) TRADE / PROFESSION -                                                                    
Vakil, Doctor, Wadia, Ghaaswala, Pithawala, Unwala, Engineer, Major, Subedar etc.      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
6) PET NAMES / CHARACTERISTICS -           
Bhoot, Waghmar, GhooKhaoo, Gora, Batki, Behrana, Muga, Motigaanwala etc.          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
7) EUROPEAN NAMES -        
Devitre, Lawyer, Boyce, Grant, Noble, Forbes, Readymoney, Banker etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
8) IRANI NAMES -      
Mondegari, Yegatabadi, Nasarabadi, Yazadi, Falamarzian, Felfeli,  Pourbahrami, Yaganegi  Most common being Irani itself.   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Certain Spellings have 'AA' added to make Pronounciation more correct.        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
The List Of Surnames In Alphabetical Order are as Below :-      

Yazdaan Panaah Baad! ~ Der Ji O Shaad Baad!

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