Because Kythera was settled in such a way that a few dozen original families spawned the majority of present-day Kytherians, almost every branch of every family had a "nickname" to distinguish it from that of others with the same surname.
The nicknames were sometimes simply the genitive form of a christian name (e.g. "Dimitrelou") or derived from the profession of an ancestor (e.g. "Miliotis" = "Miller") or even describe a physical attribute (e.g. "Koutsaftis" or "Tarzan").
This is the section of the website where you can view the island's nicknames and read about which surnames they are associated with and hopefully where they came from as well.
You can submit to the section by clicking on add to nicknames at the top right.
submitted by Cleopatra Sclavos on 11.02.2008
submitted by James Victor Prineas on 23.01.2007
submitted by Michael George Smith on 26.01.2006
submitted by George Sophios on 06.03.2005
submitted by George Poulos on 05.11.2004
submitted by George Poulos on 27.05.2004
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