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Levidis family

Levidis is the name of a family of old Byzantine aristocratic origin, hailing from Constantinople and with a distinguished role in the history of the Ottoman Empire, the Russian Empire, Wallachia, and modern Greece. From as early as the 17th cent ...

Manos family

Manos is a Greek family which was one of minor Phanariot families of Constantinople. Manos comes from Kastoria, Macedonia, and descended from the founder of the family, Emmanuel Manos Philippou 1610 - 1699. His grandson Manolaki born circa 1655 s ...

Mavroleon family

The Mavroleon family is a Greek family of shipping magnates with strong United Kingdom connections. Basil Manuel Mavroleon 1901-1979, descended from a long-established shipping family from Kasos island of Greece, moved to England as a member of t ...

Skouzes family

The Skouzes family was a leading family in Athens. The Skouze family appeared in the 17th century, during the period of Ottoman rule over Greece. The first attested member of the family was Nikolaos Skouzes 1640–1710, who took part in the Morean ...

Tzavaras

According to genealogical researchers the surname Tzavaras can be classified as of patronymic / nickname origin. It is either the Hellenization of the Albanian word çanavar which means "monster" or "brave", but within a historical context would s ...

Kafie family

The Kafie family is a prominent business and philanthropic family of Honduras. Members of the family are responsible for founding or operating several of the largest enterprises in the country, in various fields of commerce, and for supporting a ...

Szapary

Szapary is the name of a family, derived from the village of Szapar, which belonged to the Hungarian nobility. Members of this family held the title of count.

Von Berke

Berke family was an old Hungarian noble family in the Slovene March. They were landowners and bankers. On 10 December 1609 Ambrosius Berke was elevated into nobility, however older documents shows that this might be only a confirmation of nobilit ...

Norse clans

In the absence of a police force, the clan was the primary force of security in Norse society, as the clansmen were obliged by honour to avenge one another. The Norse clan was not tied to a certain territory in the same way as a Scottish clan, wh ...

Hielmstierne (noble family)

Hielmstierne was a Dano-Norwegian noble family. Henrich Henrichsen 1 January 1715 – 18 July 1780 was a Danish official, historian, and collector of books. He was born in Copenhagen to Niels Henrichsen, a wealthy Icelandic merchant, and Agnete Bir ...

Correia family

The origin of the Correia family is from the village of Salceda de Caselas, district of Tui, Pontevedra, Kingdom of Galicia. The history of the family is linked with that of Portugal. Their ancestors arrived in Portugal in the early of 11th centu ...

Family of Mahatma Gandhi

The Gandhi family is the family of Mohandas Gandhi. Gandhi was the distinguished leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Mahatma: is also called the Father of the Nation or "Bapu" as the prime minister called him at his ...

Yumnak

In Meetei society, the sagei or family name is known as Yumnak in Meetei Language. Pronounced "yoom-naak". Ethnic yumnaks are used in the Meetei/Meitei community including the Meitei Pangal and Meitei Bamon. The Meitei community lie largely in th ...

Pataudi family

The Pataudi family is an Indian dynasty of nawabs of the former princely state of Pataudi, from which they take their name. The first nawab was Faiz Talab Khan who was granted the state in 1804 by the British for aiding them in the Second Anglo-M ...

Sardar Mahadik Of Gwalior

The Sardar Mahadik family of Gwalior State are a Maratha family who once held noble rank. The familys roots lie with Yashwant Rao Mahadik, who accompanied Mahadji Scindia to Gwalior from the Deccan.

Swaminathan family

The Swaminathan family is an Indian family, prominent in public affairs. Its members include: Ammu Swaminathan his wife, social activist and politician Suhasini Ali, his granddaughter, communist politician Subbarama Swaminathan, leading advocate ...

Vrishni

Vrishnis were an ancient vedic Indian clan who were believed to be the descendants of Vrishni, a descendant of Yadu. It is believed that Vrishni was son of Satvata, a descendant of Yadu, the son of Yayati. He had two wives, Gandhari and Madri. He ...

Hamengkubuwono

Hamengkubuwono is the current ruling royal house of the Yogyakarta Sultanate in the Yogyakarta Special Region of Indonesia. The current Sultan is Hamengkubuwono X.

Isyana dynasty

The Isyana Dynasty, rulers of the Kingdom of Medang, was a dynasty of the Hindu Medang Kingdom on the island of Java. It followed the Sanjaya Dynasty, and was established by Mpu Sindok, who moved the capital of the Mataram Kingdom from Central Ja ...

Kwee family of Ciledug

The Kwee family of Ciledug was an influential bureaucratic and business dynasty of the Cabang Atas or the Chinese gentry of the Dutch East Indies. From the mid-nineteenth until the mid-twentieth century, they featured prominently in the colonial ...

Mangkunegaran

Mangkunegaran is a small Javanese princely state located within the region of Surakarta in Indonesia. It was established in 1757 by Raden Mas Said, when he submitted his army to Pakubuwono III in February, and swore allegiance to the rulers of Su ...

Pakualaman

Pakualaman is a minor Javanese princely state within the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It was created in 1812 when Natakusuma was rewarded for helping the British quell the conflict in Yogyakarta in June 1812. It became the mirror-image of the Mangkun ...

Rajasa dynasty

Rajasa was the ruling dynasty of Singhasari kingdom and later Majapahit empire in 13th to 15th century eastern Java. The rulers of Singhasari and Majapahit trace their origins back to the mysterious figure of Ken Arok or Sri Ranggah Rajasa, who f ...

Sanjaya dynasty

Sañjaya was an ancient Javanese dynasty that ruled the Mataram kingdom in Java during first millennium CE. The dynasty was an active promoter of Hinduism in ancient Java.

Tan family of Cirebon

The Tan family of Cirebon was an influential family of government officials, sugar barons and landowners in the Dutch East Indies, particularly in the Residency of Cirebon. The preeminent and oldest family of the Cabang Atas’ gentry in Cirebon al ...

Adl (family)

Adle is a noble family of Iranian origin. The family was part of the Iranian oligarchy during the Pahlavi era and its members had significant roles in politics and diplomacy of Iran for more than seventy years. Originally from Tabriz, the family ...

Al-e Davoud

ʾAl-e Davoud, Aledavood, is a well-known landowner Iranian family, originally from Khur and Biabanak County, where they owned large tracts of lands before demolition of share cropping system by White Revolution. The family descends from Hāj Seīd ...

Banu al-Munajjim

The Banu al-Munajjim, was an Iranian family of Abbasid officials attested in the 9th and 10th centuries. They claimed descent from the Sasanian dynasty, and were closely related to the Abbasid caliphs by marriage.

Ghaffari

Ghaffari: is an Iranian family name. The history of the family began in Kashan province; however, other branches have migrated to other parts of Iran such as Mazandaran and Semnan.

House of Sasan

The House of Sasan was the house that founded the Sasanian Empire, ruling this empire from 224 to 651. It began with Ardashir I, who named the dynasty as Sasanian in honour of his grandfather, Sasan, and after the name of his tribe. The Shahansha ...

Lavasani

Lavasani is one of Irans oldest and most famous families who live in Tehran. Sources reaching back to the early days of the Qajar dynasty. The name means "one who is from the city of Lavasan" in Persian. Although there are many people named Lavas ...

Merage family

The Merage family is a wealthy Iranian Jewish family residing in Orange County, California. In 2004 the Merage Jewish Community Center opened in Irvine, California; the center was named after the Merage Family and serves the needs of Orange Count ...

Mikalids

The Milakid family, also known as the Mikalis, was a prominent Iranian aristocratic family of Khorasan from the 9th century to the 11th century. They were descended from the pre-Islamic nobility of Samarkand.

Mojabi

The Mojabi Shirazi or Mojabi family is a prominent Iranian family of cultural significance from Qazvin, Iran. Between 1908 and 1997, the family was associated with around 40 publications in Iran.

Mostaghim

The family began before the Qajar dynasty and has been one of the most successful families in Iran. After the fall of the Qajars, they relocated to the holy city of Ghom, 40 kilometers south of Tehran, where they managed to take over the market a ...

Rezai family

Before the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the Rezai family was one of the richest and most powerful families in Iran. The four brothers, Ali, Mahmood, Abbas and Ghassem used their savvy, and a small inheritance from their father who had died when Gh ...

Safavi (surname)

Some have argued that Safavi is a cognate of the word "Safaviyeh". And that "Safa" is a cognate of the word Sufi. Safavi is an adjective, created for the name "Safi". Translated to English, "Safavi" would correspond roughly to "Safi-ish" or "Safi ...

Sharif al-Ulama family

The Sharif al-Ulama family are descendants of Mir Abd al-Baqi Musavi who was one of the greatest religious scholars of Rasht. He was known as Hujjat al-Islam and he was granted the title Sharif al-Ulama by the shah of the time. He was the son of ...

Yaghmai

Yaghmaei, also spelled Yaghmaie, Yaghmae, and Yaghmai, is a large and well known Iranian family descended from Yaghma Jandaghi, a well-known poet living during the time of Mohammad Shah Qajar of the Qajar dynasty in the early 19th century. The Ya ...

Ashfield Gales

The Ashfield Gales consisted of six generations of a Gale family who owned the Ashfield estate in Killabban Parish, Queens County, Ireland from the mid-17th Century until 1851.

Beamish brothers

The Beamish brothers were a family of four Irish brothers, Victor, George, Charles and Cecil, who were all accomplished sportsmen - George and Charles played international rugby for Ireland, and Victor and Cecil played top-level club rugby for Le ...

Bermingham (surname)

Bermingham is the Gaelicised version of de Birmingham and is descended from the family of Warwickshire, England. The Irish version of the name MacFeorais/MacPheorais is derived from Pierce de Bermingham. The first recorded Bermingham in Ireland, ...

Bysse

The Bysse family were prominent in the Dublin legal world in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and were also substantial landowners. Their main seat was Brackenstown House near Swords, and they also had a town house at Prestons Inn, on the ...

Caomhanach

Caomhanach is an Irish language surname first assumed by Domhnall Caomhanach, eldest son of the 12th century Diarmait Mac Murchada, king of Leinster. A considerable number of anglicised variations of Caomhanach exist; some of the most common are ...

Carey (surname)

Carey, Cary or Carrey is a surname that has four distinct geographical origins, in order of numeracy: Ireland, the English West Country, Wales and France. The surname arises from nine recorded distinct patronymics in Ireland, and is numerous and ...

Clan McQuillan

Clan McQuillan is an Irish clan that descend from the north coast of Co Antrim, Ireland. Still a popular name throughout County Antrim and known for their Battles with Scottish McDonnell clan.

Clann Cosgraigh

Clann Cosgraigh was a branch of the Ui Briuin dynasty and also the name of the district on the eastern side of Lough Corrib, County Galway which they inhabited and ruled prior to the Norman invasion. Its chiefs were the Mac Aedha now rendered McH ...

Cobbe family

The Cobbe family is an Irish landed family. The family has a notable history, and has produced several prominent Irish politicians, clergymen, writers, activists and soldiers, such as writer and social reformer Frances Power Cobbe, and General Si ...

Conneely

Conneely from or, is an Irish family name. Frequent examples of the name can be found in the West of Ireland, particularly in the Connemara area of Co. Galway. A coastal village in Co Galway is named Ballyconneely.

Crowley (surname)

The Irish surname Crowley was first found in Moylurg, in the County Roscommon, where they started as a branch of the MacDermots. It is from Teige, a Prince of Moylurg, down to Cruadhlaoch that the line of descent for the Crowleys begins. A junior ...