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Kuriacou > Kyriacou > Cyriacus
Posted by: Ben (Theriault) Ciriacks (ID *****7489) Date: August 07, 2004 at 14:31:27
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As of this posting, our http://Cyriac-FHP.com (Cyriac amily History Project) knows of no major branch of the family that using this spelling. It is the most ancient "Latinized" form of the Greek name that appears to have been popularized after the 3rd century.

Go to http://www.Cyriac-FHP.com to enter the Cyriac Family History Project portal - the gateway to hundreds of other web pages covering the several hundred variations of the family name appearing around the world.

The most ancient variation of the name found, so far, is:

KURIACO or KYRIACO (and KURIACOU or KYRIACOU)

The ancient Greek pronunciation for that spelling appears to have been

KU - RR - EE - AH - KOU

with the double RR being rolled as in Spanish. Our Wisconsin Ciriacks spelling is pronounced

SEER - EE - AX

The correct spelling for Ciriacks should be Cyriacks, the form being used by our 'known' cousins in Nebraska, Minnesota and New York - the pronunciation is the same although some in the Minnesota branch pronounce it

SEER - ICK or SEER - ICKS

Go to the http://Cyriac-FHP.com web site to see more - you can spend a month there and still not read all there is to discover about our very large extended family.


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