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On January 27th, 2003, the book, "KYTHERIAN SURNAMES", written by the editor of Kythiraika newspaper, Mr. Emmanouil Kalligeros, was introduced to the Kytherian and Hellenic public. The book launch was held at a special exhibition, organised by the Society of Kytherian Studies, at the Centre of the Kytherians. Response to the launch of the book was so great that people had to be turned away for lack of seating space.

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submitted by Aharon Ben Yossef on 22.10.2020

Venardos is the same as Benardout ? As Greece is to Spain ?

I am the editor of a family web-site : which collates the known history of the Benardout family from Navarre in the 12th century, on to Aragon, Spain, until the Expulsion in 1492 to Ottoman Thessalonika and then, well before the Second World War, to England, France and thereafter to the USA, Australia and Israel.  I was approached a couple of years ago by members of the Venardos Family, ex-Zante/Zakyntos, as to whether we were not related.  After much ...

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submitted by Ronald Pavellas on 14.03.2018

Family Diakakis

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submitted by christina milanou on 14.05.2016

christina milanou

relatives on the island?


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submitted by Renee Wallace on 12.11.2012


hello my name is renee wallace and i am looking for info on my family, my grandfathers family name is leontarakis and comes from kythera. his fathers name was theodore leontarakis.Theodore was born on a small farm in the hills of Kythira on 12-5-1900 and his family survived on breeding goats and growing olives and vegetables in the hills near a small village called Fratsia. His family had lived there for many generations. Theo as far as I know had a brother and sister, but he would never want to ...

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submitted by Theo Megalokonomos on 23.02.2011

Theodoros " Kaponas"Megalokonomos & dynasty

Pappou Theodoros "Kaponas" Megalokonomos tou Mihalis ke tis Harikleias.
Greek Arhonto -Levento Kytherian.A real GENTLEMAN.
Leaved in Kythera at Agia pelagia .His house was next to kapsanis Super market .Was one of 9 kids and has a great and very large family and a huge " Kaponianiko dynasty" left behind when he died in 1993.
Will be treasured by all of his children ,grand children, and great grand children for ever.
He is a national Hero for Kythera because ...

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submitted by Peter Coronis on 20.09.2010


I have recently visited kythera with my wife visited my uncle steve(stavrou) coronis and also cousins Strato from arionathika and cousin peter from Diakofti.

My fathers name is Victor (Vreto) Coronis he had a brother Jim coronis and sisters Maria Flaskas and Poppy not sure of her last name.

My grandfather and grandmother have both passed away a long time agon there names were Peter/Helen coronis the same names my sister and i have in australia.

I would ...

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submitted by Diamanta Souris on 19.11.2009


Wanting to work on a family tree for the Contoleons. I am a grand daughter of John (Yianni) and Diamanta Contoleon. I know my popou was the 3rd eldest of 11. His parents where Angelo (Evangelos)& Maria Contoleon. They were all from Viarathika.

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submitted by E. Kalligeros - J. Stathatos on 14.02.2006


A rare surname, restricted to the village of Viaradika where it first appeared. Etymologically, it stems from the female baptismal name Anthe, from which are derived Anthousa and, through rejection of the “n”, Athousa. Athousis, the feminine version of Athousa, first appears as a byname meaning the child or the son of Athousa; we know that the suffix –ousis was common during the Venetian period and is often encountered in surnames of Venetian origin such as Gerousis and Kavousis.[1] The suffix ...