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The Kasotakis Family: The history behind the name

The Kasotakis Family: The history behind the name

By Giannis Michalakakos - Teacher of Family Studies, Msc Cultural Management In Greece, most of the surnames derive from nicknames, patronymics (paternal given names), occupations and places of origin. The surname "Kassotakis" is an example of the latter case, meaning...

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Distinctions of Geronthres, Lakonia

Distinctions of Geronthres, Lakonia

By Gregory Kontos, Historian & Founder of Greek Ancestry Introduction After the Greeks’ long and painful struggle for their national independence (1821-1829), they naturally held great expectations for Otto’s Regency Council. However, the Council of this infant...

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Introducing the Greek Genealogy Guide

Introducing the Greek Genealogy Guide

Exciting news! The new Greek Genealogy Guide has been released! On the last day of the International Greek Ancestry Conference, Greek Ancestry intern, Alexandra Kiritsy, announced the release of the new online Greek Genealogy Guide, a work by Carol Kostakos Petranek,...

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The Kasotakis Family: The history behind the name

The Kasotakis Family: The history behind the name

By Giannis Michalakakos - Teacher of Family Studies, Msc Cultural Management In Greece, most of the surnames derive from nicknames, patronymics (paternal given names), occupations and places of origin. The surname "Kassotakis" is an example of the latter case, meaning...

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Distinctions of Geronthres, Lakonia

Distinctions of Geronthres, Lakonia

By Gregory Kontos, Historian & Founder of Greek Ancestry Introduction After the Greeks’ long and painful struggle for their national independence (1821-1829), they naturally held great expectations for Otto’s Regency Council. However, the Council of this infant...

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