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Re: Looking for family in Greece

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 12:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
I came across your posting and there are a few names spelled incorrectly.

Starting from your own which is Anastasia and not Anastacia.

Your fathers name is: Georgios Dimitriou Maureas
Unfortunately, the name Dimitrios is replaced by "James". Sometimes "James" is used for other names.

Maureas is variation of the Venetian name "Mauro" (widespread in Greece). It has nothing to do with the name "Mavros" which has exactly the same meaning but is a direct "translation" of the Turkish "Karas" for example "Karagiannis" = "Mavrogiannis". You can expect to find many variations. In USA, Maureas is common.

You grandmothers name Camebilis (I am reasonably sure) is Kambylis (also Kambilis or Kambelis) (Turkish/Arabic/Greek) (She maybe fro Asia Minor)

And your mothers name (Criscilla) should read Chrysoulla; unless it is "Priscilla".

Agelopulos = Angelopoulos (you say "Angel" not "Agel" or "Aggel" as some others do).

The other surname is "Eliopoulos". Establish the correct spelling: Is it Eliopoulos (from Elias (name)) or Illiopoulos (from "Ilios" (the Sun)).

The spelling of "Papas" is also important. Is it "Papas" or "Pappas"

In USA people understand when you say the wrong name (Peter instead of Panagiotis) but in Greece Panagiotis is Panagiotis.
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atgmk1 15 Sep 2012 1:38AM GMT 
Margarita07 15 Sep 2012 6:52PM GMT 
atgmk1 19 Sep 2012 12:19AM GMT 
Maaaria 18 Sep 2012 8:11AM GMT 
atgmk1 19 Sep 2012 12:20AM GMT 
mskachinadi 21 Jul 2013 11:15PM GMT 
filmwaves 22 Jul 2013 6:48AM GMT 
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