Qajar (Kadjar) Princely Families

The Prince Royals and their immediate families aside, the Qajars (Kadjars) count among them a great number of princely families, the oldest of which date back to the children of Fath Ali Shah. Qajar (Kadjar) princely families distinguish amongst themselves based on their rank. Rank is assigned in a variety of ways: How old the particular family is; how close it is to the current royal household; how close it is to previous royal households; from which royal household it stems; which prince is the ancestor ("jadd" in Persian); whether both parents are Qajars (Kadjars); whether both parents are Qajar (Kadjar) royals; whether both parents are Qajar (Kadjar) prince and princess. However, to be a Qajar (Kadjar) prince or princess, one's father must be a Qajar (Kadjar) prince [Qajars (Kadjars) are on a patrilineal descent system]. If only one's mother is a Qajar (Kadjar) princess, then one is referred to as having Qajar (Kadjar) blood, but the title of prince or princess does not transfer to offspring whose fathers are not Qajar (Kadjar) princes.

With his ascendancy to the throne, Reza Shah Pahlavi decreed that all families must have last names as a sign of a modern country. Many Qajars (Kadjars) thus took names of their original ancestor, -- or one to whom they felt close -- as their last names, since the last name "Qajar" (Kadjar) was out of the question. Many also took part of their honorific titles as their last names. However, the dynastic name "Qajar"(Kadjar) was always implied, and many families would still refer to themselves as whatever their new last name now was and Qajar (Kadjar) [For example Farmanfarmaian-e Qajar]. With the advent of the revolution of 1979, and the condition of diaspora for many Iranians and Qajars (Kadjars), many Qajars (Kadjars) have in fact re-adopted the dynastic name as part of their last name, often with hyphens or simply as an add on, making their prior last name something of a middle name.

In view of the large number of children of Fath Ali Shah, and in view of the many generations of Qajars (Kadjars) since his lifetime, there are a great many Qajar (Kadjar) princely families. So many, in fact, that it is rare to find anyone who could list them all accurately. The following list, far from complete, is meant to give an insight into the origins of the modern family names. Any omission is unintended and would be rectified if notified at the following e-mail address: m_eskandariqajar@cox.net

 

 

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The Shajarehnaameh or "Family Tree" Project is designed to record the lineages and family relations within the larger Qajar (Kadjar) clan. The aim is to make accessible to all interested a source of information on Who is Who and Who was Who within the Qajar (Kadjar) clan.

Prominent Qajar (Kadjar) Families

 
Kadjar Imperial House (Genealogy) NEW!
Kadjar Imperial Family (Succession) NEW!
 
Afsar
Afsari
Ahmad
Ahmadi
Amin
Amini
Amiralai NEW!
Amir Ebrahimi
Amirghahari (See also Kamrani)NEW!
Amirsoleymani NEW!
Ansari (See also Mass'oud Ansari)
Arasteh [See also Badie, Molkara and Hessami] NEW
Azod
Azodi
Badi-Mass'oud (See Mass'oud Badie (Badi) [See also Arasteh, Molkara and Hessami] NEW!
Bahmani [See also Kadjars of Azarbaijan] NEW!
Bahram
Biglarbegi
Chaikar
Dara or Dara'i
Davar
Djahanbani (Jahanbani)
Djahandari (Jahandari)
Djahangiri (Jahangiri)
Djahanshahi (Jahanshahi)
Djahansouzi (Jahansoozi and also Jahansooz)
Djalali (Jalali) [Dowlatshahi descendants]
Djalali Ghajar (Jalali Ghajar)
Dowlatshahi (see also Mohtasham Dowlatshahi and Djalali above) NEW!
Eskandari (Eskandari-Qajar)
E'zazi
E'tezadi
E'tezad Mozaffar NEW!
Farhad Motamed
Farmanfarmaian (See also Firouz)
Farmanfarmaii (Tehranian)
Fat'hi
Firouz (Farmanfarmaian)
Ghahreman (Ghahreman-Ghajar)
Ghahremani (Ghahremani-Ghajar)
Ghajar Mozaffari (See descendants of Salar-ed-Dowleh)
Heshmati NEW!
Hessami (See also Badi, Arasteh and Molkara) NEW!
Kadjars of Azarbaijan [See also Bahmani]
Kamrani
Kavoussi
Kavoussian
Kaykavoussi (Keykavoussi)
Keyghobadi
Khosrovani
Mahvi NEW!
Malek Ghassemi (Malekghassemi)
Malek Mansour
Mass'oud
Mass'oud Ansari
Moezzi (Moezi)
Mohtasham Dowlatshahi
Moini
Molkara (Molk-Ara) (See also Arasteh, Badie and Hessami)
Morad
Moradi
Mozaffari (See also Ghajar Mozaffari and Nosrat Mozaffari)
Nasseri
Nayeri
Nikdel
Noban
Nosrat Mozaffari
Pourteymour
Qovanlou-Qajar
Rokni
Sadr (?)
Safdari
Sahami
Salari
Salour (Saloor)
Sardari
Sepahbody (Sepahbodi)
Shams
Shams Molkara
Shirdel
Soltani (See also Mass'oud and Mass'oud Mirza Zell-e Soltan)
Tadjbakhsh (Davalou-Tadjbaksh)
Takesh
Toomaj
Vala
Varasteh
Zelli

For more Kadjars, click here.

 

Additional sites with genealogical references to the Qajar (Kadjars) are:

Genelogical Charts of Qajar (Kadjar) Nobles and Notables:

Royal and Noble Lineages of Persia (Not all data on this site has been checked by the author of this page, but the site is very intriguing!)

See also:

Qajar Genealogy Pages by Mr. Christopher Buyers ( A most commendable effort!) NEW!

The Iranian Families Project

Mr. Ferydoun Barjesteh in collaboration with his wife Dr. Sahar Khosravani and a group of international scholars have undertaken a massive project tracing prominent Persian families, and, in particular, princely families of the Qajar (Kadjar) dynasty. Their work is fascinating and anticipated with much interest! To view their page, click here.

Almanach de Bruxelles

Complete reference to the Kadjar Imperial House and additional detail. To view their page please click here. NEW!

 

 

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