I'm trying to research my greek family history. My paternal grandfather's last name was Panoushis--this is listed on my father's birth certificate. Unfortunately, my father was then unofficially adopted, so I have no further information on my grandfather--his first name, where he was from, and other details are a mystery to me. I do know that he was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the 1950's.
Does anyone know if Panoushis is a common family name in Greece? Does it come from a certain area? Perhaps then it would be possible to send a letter to the family in Greece to ask if they knew him.
I would be infinitely grateful to anyone who could help me. I travel to Europe annually, and would love to see where we came from.