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DOI: 10.46698/VNC.2021.14.7.007

NAMES OF THE ALAGIRIAN SOCIETY OF NORTH OSSETIA IN DOCUMENTS AND MATERIALS OF THE XIXth CENTURY

Marzoev, Islam-Bek T.
Kavkaz Forum. 2021. Issue 7.
Abstract:
The aim of this work is to determine the origin of the surnames of the Alagir
society, originating from Os-Bagatar, using archival documents of the 19th
century, to recreate their family tree, to obtain information about representatives
of the surnames in question, their marriages, as well as to determine their sociopolitical
significance in their society, and in Ossetia as a whole.
The object of the study is the Ossetian surnames originating from the tribes of
Sidamon, Tsarazon, Kusagon and Aguz, descendants of Os-Bagatar.
To accomplish the tasks, materials of unpublished archival documents are
introduced into scientific circulation. These are the documents of the “Committee
established at the Military Ossetian District for the analysis of the land and personal
rights of the natives of this district”, family lists compiled by the representatives
of the surnames in 1859-1860. and 1871-1872, the family trees, various petitions
addressed to the officials of the Military Ossetian district, Terek region, etc.
In the work, general scientific methods (analysis, synthesis, induction) were
used, as well as a comparative method applied to historical sources to determine
the degree of their reliability.
Based on archival and published sources, the article discusses the origin of
the surnames of the Alagir society of North Ossetia, raising themselves to the
four ancestors, the sons of Os-Bagatar: Sidamon, Tsarazon, Kusagon and Aguz.
A number of surnames of the Alagir society were also identified, claiming noble
privileges and proving their rights on the basis of folk traditions, letters of Georgian
tsars and documents of the Russian administration in the Caucasus.
Research materials can serve as an additional source for studying the history
of Ossetia. They allow you to more deeply and thoroughly explore the genealogy
of Ossetian families.
Keywords: Russia, the Caucasus, Ossetia, Alagir society, genealogy, aristocracy
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