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  • Abraham Barlas (1786 - 1854)
    Updated from FamilySearch Family Tree by SmartCopy : Jul 31 2015, 21:26:55 UTC * Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees by SmartCopy : Jul 31 2015, 21:29:17 UTC
  • Abraham Barlas (1892 - d.)
  • Abraham Barlas (1902 - d.)
  • Abraham Yosel Barlas (1868 - d.)
    Updated from FamilySearch Family Tree via father Moshe Barlas by SmartCopy : Jul 31 2015, 21:58:24 UTC * Updated from FamilySearch Family Tree via son Pinchus Barlas by SmartCopy : Aug 20 2015, 1:01:21...
  • Abram Barlas (1932 - 1942)

About the Barlas surname

The Barlas (Chagatay/Persian: برلاس - Barlās; also Berlas or Birlas) were a Mongolian[1][2] - later Turkicized[3][4] (Turko-Mongol) - nomadic confederation in Central Asia and the chief tribe of the Timurids who ruled much of Central Asia, Iran, and South Asia in the Middle Ages.

OriginsAccording to the Secret History of the Mongols, a 13th century epic written during the reign of Ögedei Khan, the Barlas had a shared ancestry with the Borjigin and other Mongol clans. The leading clan of the Barlas traced its origin to Qarchar Barlas,[1] head of one of Chaghadai's regiments. He was a descendant of the legendary Mongol warlord Bodonchir (Bodon Achir; Bodon'ar Mungqaq), who was also considered a direct ancestor of Genghis Khan.[5]

Due to extensive contacts with the native population of Central Asia, the tribe had not only adopted the religion of Islam,[2] but also the Chagatai language - a Turkic language of the Qarluq branch, which was heavily influenced by Arabic and Persian[6] and later evolved into the modern Uzbek language.[7][8]

[edit] Timurids and Mughals Map of the Timurid EmpireMain articles: Timurid dynasty and Mughal dynasty The 14th century conqueror Timur, the eponymous founder of the Timurid dynasty, was born into a noble family of the Barlas clan.[9] One of his descendants, Zahir ud-Din Babur, later founded the Mughal Empire of Central Asia and South Asia.

After the decline of the Mughal Empire the descendents of Timur were scattered all over India many found refuge in North India/Pakistan which was always a muslim stronghold. Quiet a few tribes in the Punjab claim descent from the Moghuls.