Arrow Downward Arrow Downward Close Close Done Done Cart Cart clock clock
iGENEA
Personal guidance

We are always happy to help you! Contact us via e-mail or Whatsapp.

If you would like us to call you back, please provide your phone number and how you can be reached. We will be happy to call you for a personal consultation.

info@igenea.com WhatsApp

Ancient tribe Kurds - Ancestry and origin

Order DNA origin analysis

What is the history of the Kurds?

The Kurds lived for more than 2,000 years in neighboring mountainous regions in Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Armenia. They remained more or less autonomous, although they seldom ruled the territory that they referred to as Kurdistan, the land of the Kurds.
The origin of the Kurdish people is disputed. The first references to them do appear in Cuneiform tablets from the Assyrian period. Ethnic connections exist with the Medes, an ancient Iranian group that lived in southwest Asia more than 2,700 years ago. In the seventh century A.D., the Kurds came under the influence of Islam. Within the multi-ethnic states of Islam, the Kurds lived in smaller local princedoms. In 1639, the majority of Kurdish territory came under the Ottoman Empire. At the time of its dissolution, the Kurds were assured an independent state of their own by the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920. Later rulings, however, divided that territory between Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and the Soviet Union.

What is the culture of the Kurds?

Today there are approximately 20 million Kurds in that region. Because of their long-isolated existence in the mountainous regions, the Kurds have been able to maintain their own language. Kurdish is most closely related to Persian. Likewise, they have their own social organization and have preserved their oral traditions. Almost all Kurds are Muslims, but a small minority, known as the Yezidi, practice their own religion, in which are combined philosophical elements of Christian, ancient Iranian and Islamic origin.
Although Kurdish society is patriarchal and only male descendants may inherit property, Kurdish women are more prominent in public life than in the surrounding Turkish, Iranian, and Arabian societies. They play a larger role in community decisions and have more freedom in their social interactions with men.

Genetic indigenous peoples by iGENEA

Jews Vikings Celts Germanic Tribes Basques show all ancient tribes

Discovering Ancestral Roots: An Emotional Journey with iGENEA and The Goldsmith Surname

The iGENEA DNA test journey has elicited emotions ranging from surprise to joy and from shock to pride as I delved deep into my family's history, particularly in relation to the Goldsmith surname. The experience provided insight into my true lineage and reshaped my understanding of my own identity.
» Field report from U. Goldsmith

Tracing the Roots of My Surname 'Conners' Through Ancestry DNA Testing

My iGENEA DNA test uncovered an array of captivating historical and cultural details regarding my surname, Conners, providing insights into its geographical origins, societal structures, and deeper meanings.
» Field report from K. Conners

“Discovering the Stories of My Name: An Emotional Voyage with iGENEA”

After an emotional journey, the iGENEA DNA test opened my eyes to the depth of my surname, Klassen, and my ancestral lineage. The discovery enhanced my bond with other Klassen carriers and sparked a newfound perspective of my immediate family and heritage.
» Field report from U. Klassen

This is how the DNA origin analysis works

A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

Order test kit
Get test kit
Take samples

at home, simple and painless

Send in samples

with the enclosed envelope

Result

online after approx. 6-8 weeks

Your origin analysis
-10%