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Nicknames

People > Nicknames

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.


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submitted by George Poulos on 31.10.2004

Kassimatis paratsouklia - origins.

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submitted by George Poulos on 25.10.2004

"Mudjeros" - Venardos.

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submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 21.10.2004

Valentis -Calocerinos(Kalokairinos)-

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submitted by James Gavriles on 20.10.2004

Sofios of Logothetianica--Stravokanis

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submitted by George Poulos on 15.10.2004

"Delegos" - "Delegate" - Potiris.

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submitted by George Poulos on 12.10.2004

Alai, Theotheros Fardoulys, Ayia Pelagia.

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submitted by George Poulos on 08.10.2004

"Malyaros". Vangelli Venardos - Karavas.

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submitted by James Gavriles on 20.07.2004

Tsirigotiko slang

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submitted by George Fatseas on 28.06.2004

Nicknames

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submitted by George Poulos on 09.06.2004

"Haji" - a generic parachoukli

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submitted by George Poulos on 09.06.2004

"Firopolina" - Theothora Condoleon married to Peter Samios c. 1870's

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submitted by George Poulos on 27.05.2004

Miliotis - Miller - reverse

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submitted by George Poulos on 19.05.2004

"Boubouras" - Manoli Megaloconomos

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submitted by George Poulos on 16.05.2004

"Arapianous" - Coroneos's from Prongi.

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 08.05.2004

Makarthis - Skoulandris

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submitted by George Poulos on 08.05.2004

"Angelstavo" - Zantiotis - Ayia Anastasia.

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 06.05.2004

Fatseas - Bratsalis