"Der" in the last name of Armenians means the person is descended from a kahanah–married priest (Der-Der). "Mghts" in the last name of Armenians (ex: Mghts-Artinian) means the bearer’s ancestor had made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. "Mghts" is short for "Mkadas"–holy in Arabic. These days some North American Armenians spell "Mghts" as "Mix."
 

"Der" in the last name of Armenians means the person is descended from a kahanah–married priest (Der-Der). "Mghts" in the last name of Armenians (ex: Mghts-Artinian) means the bearer’s ancestor had made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. "Mghts" is short for "Mkadas"–holy in Arabic. These days some North American Armenians spell "Mghts" as "Mix."
 

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