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 George Poulos on 31.10.2004
submitted by George Poulos on 25.10.2004
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 21.10.2004
submitted by James Gavriles on 20.10.2004
submitted by George Poulos on 15.10.2004
submitted by George Poulos on 12.10.2004
submitted by George Poulos on 08.10.2004
submitted by James Gavriles on 20.07.2004
submitted by George Fatseas on 28.06.2004
submitted by George Poulos on 09.06.2004
submitted by George Poulos on 27.05.2004
submitted by George Poulos on 19.05.2004
submitted by George Poulos on 16.05.2004
submitted by George Poulos on 12.05.2004
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 08.05.2004
submitted by George Poulos on 08.05.2004
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 06.05.2004
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