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Alfierakis Family

Alfierakis Family - has not been published yet Οικογένεια Αλφιεράκη (16/4/2008 v.1)

A Greek settler family of Taganrog in the Azov Sea, their origins being from Mani. The family included military officers, landowners and merchants, with notable activity from the middle of the 18th to the beginning of the 20th century. Members of the family distinguished themselves in the arts and literature as well as holding high administrative positions.


Arvanitidis and Sideridis families and oil trade in Batumi

Arvanitidis and Sideridis families and oil trade in Batumi (3/5/2007 v.1) Οικογένειες Αρβανιτίδη και Σιδερίδη και το εμπόριο πετρελαίου στο Βατούμ (17/4/2007 v.1)

At the end of the nineteenth century the Arvanitidis and Sideridis families were found to have settled in Constantinople. They were merchant families who from the 1870s were also occupied with navigation and shipping, especially with the transportation of petroleum from Batumi. The shipping activity of the Sideridis family ceased in 1914 whilst that of the Arvanitidis family after 1930.



Avgerinos Family

Avgerinos Family (16/4/2008 v.1) Οικογένεια Αυγερινού (16/4/2008 v.1)

Family of Greek settlers in Taiganio (Taganrog) of Azov with origins from Kefalonia distinguished for their activity in trade and the arts from the beginning of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century.



Danielopoulos family

Danielopoulos family (2/5/2007 v.1) Δανιηλοπούλου οικογένεια (23/4/2007 v.1)

Merchant family of diaspora Greeks located in Vasiliko (Tsarevo). Its founder was Christos Danielopoulos, who got involved in exports. From the late 19th century, the family moved from Vasiliko to Russia, then to Romania, to finally settle in Greece in the middle of the 20th century. Its main entrepreneurial activities were in Romania with the establishment of the colonial trade company Danielopoulos Bros, which was founded in 1814 in Constanţa and dissolved in 1948.



Embeirikos family

Embeirikos family - to be assigned Οικογένεια Εμπειρίκου - to be assigned


Lykiardopoulos family

Lykiardopoulos family (3/5/2007 v.1) Οικογένεια Λυκιαρδοπούλου (17/4/2007 v.1)

The Lykiardopoulos family, thanks to its constant presence –approximately 2.5 centuries- in seamanship, is a typical example of evolution and adaptation to every phase of the developments of Greek-owned shipping, from its beginnings until today. The family was active in the Ionian Sea and in the western Mediterranean as well as in the Black Sea and the Danube. Furthermore the family was present in every phase of Greek-owned shipping history, from the age of sails until the age of steam and...



Mavrogordatos family

Mavrogordatos family (3/5/2007 v.1) Οικογένεια Μαυρογορδάτου (17/4/2007 v.1)

Ancient family with origins in Chios. Members of the family had been distinguished in the economic, cultural and political life of the Ottoman Empire since the end of the 17th century. Several members of the family made their mark as diplomats and governors of the Danubian Principalities, as well as in entrepreneurial activity.



Mavros family

Mavros family (3/5/2007 v.1) Οικογένεια Μαύρου (17/4/2007 v.1)

Family hailing from the Cyclades, members of which migrated in the Danubian Principalities and southern Russia (Odessa, Taganrog), where they excelled in commerce and shipping. Members of the Mavros family married into other notable diaspora families, such as the Melas and Vasileiou ones.



Melas family

Melas family (3/5/2007 v.1) Οικογένεια Μελά (17/4/2007 v.1)

The Melas family came from Epirus and was one of the most important families of the region. Members of the family occupied themselves with European trade on the 18th and 19th century. They became relatives with other important families, such as the Vasileiou and the Mavros family, with which they collaborated in trade. A relative of the family was the known scholar Dimitrios Vikelas.



Negropontis family

Negropontis family - to be assigned Οικογένεια Νεγροπόντη - to be assigned