Because Kythera was settled in such a way that a few dozen original families spawned the majority of present-day Kytherians, almost every branch of every family had a "nickname" to distinguish it from that of others with the same surname.
The nicknames were sometimes simply the genitive form of a christian name (e.g. "Dimitrelou") or derived from the profession of an ancestor (e.g. "Maneas") or even describe a physical attribute (e.g. "Koutsaftis" or "Tarzan").
This is the section of the website where you can view the island's nicknames and read about which surnames they are associated with and hopefully where they came from as well.
You can submit to the section by clicking on add to nicknames at the top right.
submitted by Vassilios Mavrogiorgis on 04.12.2012
submitted by Virginia ( Eugenia ) Tzimas Nee Sourrys on 19.10.2011
submitted by Jim Cassimatis on 14.01.2011
submitted by Cleopatra Sclavos on 11.02.2008
submitted by John Carras on 02.01.2008
submitted by Peter Samios on 06.12.2007
submitted by Fotina Georgas on 12.11.2007
submitted by James Gavriles on 23.10.2007
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 17.06.2007
submitted by James Victor Prineas on 23.01.2007
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 07.10.2006
submitted by Georgia Pine on 27.09.2006
submitted by Kathy Plumidis on 17.09.2006
submitted by Jim Comino on 28.07.2006
submitted by National Archives, Australia on 29.04.2006
submitted by Jim Poulaki Coroneos on 08.04.2006
submitted by Leslie Comino on 04.02.2006
submitted by Michael George Smith on 26.01.2006
submitted by George Kanarakis on 01.01.2006
submitted by Vaggeli Contoleon on 22.09.2005
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Interviewed during his visit to Australia, 2013.
August 17, 2010
103.2 HOPE - radio station
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03.08.2017 (Message Board)
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19.04.2017 (Message Board)
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