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Definitions for Kurgan
kʊərˈgɑn, -ˈgænkur·gan

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  1. kurgannoun

    A prehistoric burial mound once used by peoples in Siberia and Central Asia.

  2. Kurgannoun

    city in Siberia, Russia, administrative centre of Kurgan oblast. Originally called Tsaryovo Gorodishche ( - Tsarjóvo Gorodíe ) (1662 - 1782).

  3. Etymology: From курган, from (compare Turkish kurgan ‘fortress’).


  1. Kurgan

    A kurgan is a type of tumulus constructed over a grave, often characterized by containing a single human body along with grave vessels, weapons and horses. Originally in use on the Pontic–Caspian steppe, kurgans spread into much of Central Asia and Eastern, Southeast, Western and Northern Europe during the 3rd millennium BC.The earliest kurgans date to the 4th millennium BC in the Caucasus, and a part of researchers associate these with the Indo-Europeans. Kurgans were built in the Eneolithic, Bronze, Iron, Antiquity and Middle Ages, with ancient traditions still active in Southern Siberia and Central Asia.


  1. Kurgan

    Kurgan is the Turkic term for a tumulus. These are mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves, originating with its use in Soviet archaeology, now widely used for tumuli in the context of Eastern European and Central Asian archaeology. The word kurgan ‘funerary mound’, is, as well as Central Asia and Anatolia used in Russia and Ukraine, but throughout South-Eastern Europe, from Tatar, Tat., Osm., Kum. kurgan, Old Turkic kurgan "fortification", Kirg. and Jagat. korgan, Karakirg. korgon, all from Turkotat. kurgamak "fortify", kurmak "erect". The distribution of such tumuli in Eastern Europe corresponds closely to the area of the Pit Grave or Kurgan culture in South-Eastern Europe. Kurgans were built in the Eneolithic, Bronze, Iron, Antiquity and Middle Ages, with old traditions still active in Southern Siberia and Central Asia. Kurgan cultures are divided archeologically into different sub-cultures, such as Timber Grave, Pit Grave, Scythian, Sarmatian, Hunnish and Kuman-Kipchak. A plethora of placenames that include the word "kurgan" appear from Lake Baikal to the Black Sea.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kurgan is ranked #58481 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kurgan surname appeared 347 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Kurgan.

    96.5% or 335 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kurgan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kurgan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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