Dear PJ (number 3). Many Jews for Kurdistan and Armenia have the same name endings (JIAN) too. Just as many Indian Jews from the Konkan coast have KER after their names- added on to the town or village they lived in. Non Jews from the region also used the KER.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog calls on government to allow Syrian refugees into Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Is Ahmadinejad trying to hide his Jewish roots by bashing Israel?