Wednesday, March 7, 2012

In Review - Naming Practices in Greece



FamilySearch.org has a nice wiki page titled "Greece Names, Personal"


"Understanding surnames and given names can help you find and identify your ancestors in the records.  Because names sometimes changed for many families throughout time, it is important to know some of the customs concerning naming practices in Greece."


It includes:


SURNAMES
Patronymic
Occupational
Descriptive or nickname
Geographical
Foreign terms


Male and Female name endings


PATRONYMICS
Given Names





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