Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Re: TRA(C)HOS (Trahos) and GIATA surnames. Anyone have any information? #sephardic

Anne-Marie Faraggi <amfaraggi@...>

Hello Michael,
I cannot confirm the origin of the surnames TRAHOS and GIATA. Among the
typical Salonican Sephardic surnames, none appears close to yours.
They may be surnames >from Thrace (Thraki in Greek and Trakya in Turkish) in
the north-east of Greece and I don't really know these names very well.

Anne-Marie Faraggi
Researching: FARAGGI and MALLAH

From: MIHALIS <>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:56:36 +0200 (CEST)

I have discovered that my Great Great Mother on my Mother's side
was possibly Sephardic Jewish and converted to Greek Orthodox
Christianity in the mid to late 1800's. She was in northern Greece
in the area of Siatista/Xserolimni and near to Thessaloniki. Her
maiden name prior to marriage was TRAHOS or TRACHOS, and her married
surname was GIATA. Both these surnames seem to be of Sephardic Jewish
origin, >from what I have gleaned >from very basic investigation online.
Can anyone confirm this?

Michael Strouthidis

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