Search for content in message boards

Tsimbidaros surname

Tsimbidaros surname

Jim Dion (View posts)
Posted: 16 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tsimbidaros, Karabatis, Tavoularis
I am searching for any information on the last name Tsimbidaros. My great-grandfather Vasilios Tsimbidaros [son of George (Stratis?) Tsimbidaros and Panagiota Tavoularis] came from Karea, Lakonias, Peloponnese, Greece and settled in Lowell, Massachusetts around 1905 with my great-grandmother Maria Karabatis. Vasilios had a brother by the name of Elias Tsimbidaros who also moved to the US with his wife Starvroula and their family. Vasilios Tsimbidaros (my great-grandfather) had children by the names of Nikolaos (Nicholas), Panagiota (Julia), Eleni (Helen), Giorgios (George-my grandfather), and Athanasios (Arthur). All of the children except for George and Arthur were born in Greece. If anyone has any information to share with me on my family, I would appreciate it. The name Tsimbidaros is not very common, but there are still a few people with this name living in Greece. Thanks!

PS--Please respond to me by e-mail. Thanks!

Re: Tsimbidaros surname

Posted: 13 May 2013 11:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: I.T.
Vasilios Tsimbidaros died in Lowell Mass; I came to see him while he was still alive during a visit when his son, my cousin, was obliged to care for him in an old age home. His brother Elias, my grandfather (whom I never met) married to Stavroula ( my grandmother) died, I think, in Cleveland, Ohio, - I'm not sure. Their children lived, as a matter of fact, in New York City. Panagiota (Julia) was my aunt, my father's oldest sister, a very lovable woman, that had remained unchanged in her manners and speech up to her very last day when she died in N.Y. (Bronx). Their children (cousins) and grand children must still be found in N.Y.C. The others, - another sister named Maria, died in Cleveland, Ohio (chidren and especially grand children, even great grand should still be found there. The list could be rather long.
Karea, in the province of Lakonia was originally the starting point - but not always - the region certainly, but you can find the name later in Piraeus as well (near Athens), but actually even in a town north of Sparta, deep down in the valley of the river Eurôtas before crossing over to the province of Arcadia (impressive mycenean vaulted tombs are still to be seen near by). The family name is medieval and must have originated in Mystra (or Mistra or Myzithras), the fortified stronghold of the Paleologoi imperial branch - the last! (a national monument today), a town that survived until the newly founded "kingdom" of Modern Greece obliged the inhabitans to descend from the fortified hill and occupy the newly created modern city of Sparta in order to facilitate trade. This is the reason for which the name of the various branches (closeley related or not) of the Tsimbidaros family are to be found in the vicinity around Mystra and modern Sparta - a little north and down to the see in the Mani peninsula around Areopolis and Oitylon

Re: Tsimbidaros surname

Posted: 13 May 2013 11:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: I.T.
Vasilios Tsimbidaros died in Lowell Mass; I came to see him while he was very, very old - still alive (he remembered!) - during a visit when his son, my cousin, was obliged to place him in an old age home in order to take care of him. His brother Elias, my grandfather (whom I never met) married to Stavroula ( my grandmother) died, I think, in Cleveland, Ohio, - I'm not sure. Their children lived, as a matter of fact, in New York City. Panagiota (Julia) was my aunt, my father's oldest sister, a very lovable woman, that had remained unchanged in her manners and speech up to her very last day when she died in N.Y. (Bronx). Their children (cousins) and grand children should still be found in N.Y.C. The others, - another sister named Maria, died in Cleveland, Ohio (chidren and especially grand children, even great grand should still be found there. The list could be rather long.
Karea, in the province of Lakonia was originally the starting point - but not always; the region certainly, but you can find the name later in Piraeus as well (near Athens), but even in a town north of Sparta, deep down in the valley of the river Eurôtas before crossing over to the province of Arcadia (impressive mycenean vaulted tombs are still to be seen near by). The family name is medieval and must have originated in Mystra (or Mistra or Myzithras), the fortified stronghold of the Paleologoi imperial branch - the last! (a national monument today), a town that survived until the newly founded "kingdom" of Modern Greece obliged the inhabitans to descend from the fortified hill and occupy the newly created modern city of Sparta in order to facilitate trade. This is the reason for which the name of the various branches (closeley related or not) of the Tsimbidaros family are to be found in the vicinity around Mystra and modern Sparta - a little north and down to the sea in the Mani peninsula around Areopolis and Oitylon
per page

Find a board about a specific topic