Many are interested in the origin of the Kryz descendants from the village of Kryz. Taking into account that this is a very important question, we publish the following information from the book of the famous researcher Shikhbala Kryzla “Little rats and the Kryz language”:
“In Kryz, there are a number of clans, the names of which are associated with mythonyms, toponyms and ethnonyms of ancient Caucasian Albania. For this, let us explain them in as much detail as possible.
1. Gamaylar – Gamayar. There is detailed information about this kind in the book. This genus is associated with a mythonym.
2. X/Gonei – X/Geneyar. This genus is also associated with the mythonym. In this genus, there are a number of clans that are associated with a person’s name. Based on our research, it became clear that there are several genealogies associated with the X / Gonei, we would like to cite some of them as an example: Khudiyar-Khudi in Agaverdi both, Binatehliar-Binatali in Hajibdurrahim both and others.
3. Tagans – Taganbi. This genus is most likely associated with the Togan toponym. So, as G. Geibullayev in his work “Ancient Turks and Armenia” mentions Togan as a village inhabited by Azerbaijanis in the settlement of Dizag of Karabakh.
4. Dovrusha – Dovrusher. The name of this genus is most likely associated with the word dervish. Dervish was considered a preacher of Islam. Pirjalal bey – the grave and mausoleum of Pirjalal bey also belong to this clan. Suleiman bey – the only person from Kryz with the title of bek, also belongs to the Dovrusha family.
They say that the son of Suleiman bek Sadig bek received military training in St. Petersburg and was shot by the red Bolsheviks on the Guba-Khachmas road. The Dovrushs owned beautiful buildings in Khadzhi Gazme (Khachmas district) and Kryz.
5. Sifi – Sithiyer. Most likely, the name of this genus is associated with Sufism. Representatives of this tribe are still widely distributed in various places. Sufism is a religious trend in Islamic literature. The existence of this trend has been known since the 12th century.
6. Safi – Safiyar. It is very likely that this genus is associated with the Safavids. The Kryz folklore mentions the name of Kakhirman, a representative of this line. A man named Safi of this clan still exists in the village of Kryz.
7. Tatans-Tatanbi. Representatives of this family live in the village of Uzunoba.
8. Karakhany – Karakhanbi. Both representatives of this family lived in the village of Haji Karakhan. For some time Karakhan was the administrative center of the northern community of Kryz. Hamid, a representative of this clan, was a centurion for some time.
Around 1914, the centurion Hamid, Iskander bey from the village of Gedekli, Bukhsay from the village of Chinartala and others were exiled to Siberia by the Cuban governor.
After Hamid’s exile, Khadzhimurad from the village of Chinartala was elected as centurion of the Northern Gryz community, and the administrative center was moved to the village of Chinartala.
9. Shushi – Shushar. The name of this genus is most likely associated with the words Shusha and Shushi, which are mentioned on page 71 of the book “Geographical Names of Azerbaijan”, the authors of which are R. Yuzbashov, K. Aliyev and S. Sadiev.
10. Kechi – Kechier. This genus is associated with ancient history. There is such a surname. There is a clan with such a name in the Gazakh region.
11. Chjabhaniyts-Chjabhanier. The name of this genus sounds correctly only in the Kryz language. We have shown above that a word in the Kryz language has two meanings. “Cat” – “kech” means good. And “Cat” – “pegu” has a bad meaning. “Yellow” – “chjabu” meaning is good. “Yellow” – “tseri” has a bad meaning. Chjabhani means yellow bull.
It should also be noted that the word bull is used in the meanings of strength, fertility, etc. Let us pay attention to the article by Badisaba Radjabova “Jewelry and religious representations”, published in the magazine “Elm ve Hayat” No. 1 for 1988: “As you know, in countries of the Middle East, including Azerbaijan, since ancient times, large-horned animals were considered sacred and worshiped.
In the minds of ancient farmers, the bull was considered a breeder of offspring. The bull could not be an unnatural object of worship among the pastoralist tribes, because he was the strongest, most invincible and breeder of offspring in the herd. For this reason, some tribes associate their leaders with him. Thus, the Huns, Turks, Mongols and Buryats consider themselves bulls, and the horn is a symbol of masculinity, courage and strength.
12. Chechens – Chechenbi. This clan is known as the Chechen ethnonym. Most of the inhabitants of the village of Farzali are both considered to be descendants of this clan.
13. Babasiler – Babasier. They are also called Safumy-Safumar, Agali kishi, Safarali kishi – these are visiting people from Sham (Damascus).
14. Mazakhi – Mazakhar. (Jebrail clan) Representatives of this clan are visiting people from Sham (Damascus).
15. G/Kuguty – G/Kugutar (clan of Ibrahim), probably a descendant associated with Gurgut.
16. Birchim – Birchimer. (Shahvaddin’s clan) I have no information and have no idea about this clan.
17. Leleler – Leher. (the clan of Shamsaddin, Khadzhikh from Dakhna).
18. Girim – Girimar. Girim is also the name of a person of this genus. According to Jebrail kishi (a person of this clan), baba bey (baba) pira (holy place) in written literature is also called Pir Girim Sham bey (baba). Probably Girim is the name associated with Pir Girim.
Bab Pir is located on the left side of the Kryz-Khinalig road, or rather, near the intersection of the Susay-Khinalig road with the White Kryza gorge. The locals visit this place as a holy place. The word “bab” is also found in written literature.
In the article by Gulnara Mammadbekova-Mehmandarova “Guba is an ancient city” in the magazine “Elm and Hayat” No. 6 for 1990, we read: “On the territory of Muscat are the cities of Bab and Firuz Gubad.”
19. Taty – Tatri. Both representatives of this family live in the village of Agashirin. From the name it is clear that this genus is associated with tatami.
20. Pithy – Pifri. Representatives of this tribe live in Pythra both. Nowadays Pifra is both merged with Pirgulu both and the common name Pirgulu is both. In the Kryz language, the root word “bang” has different meanings. This word is also associated with ancient history.
21. Budug – Budugar. The name of this genus is of purely Kryz origin and is the name of a person. (In the words “bu” – “boog” – the word “bu” means big, and the word “boog” means mountain.)
A shepherd of this kind, Khadzhi Tchoban, on certain days of the week (Thursday, Friday) poured milk from the pasture to the village of Kryz through the water supply. Poor people used this milk unselfishly.
There are a number of pedigrees that are associated with a person’s name. With a deep study of the roots of these genera, they sometimes merge with the mythical and ethnic names mentioned above. ”
Not all pedigrees are listed here. We have listed the most common of these lineages, as well as those from specific periods in history.