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From Toronto, Canada a Petras
Posted by: Elias Petras Date: December 11, 2000 at 11:17:52
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I am a Petras living in Toronto. My grandfather was from Gavro in Macedonia, Greece. Lived and worked in Asia Minor, Turkey for many years before escaping back to Salonica, Greece in 1922. His original last name was Krykos. This was unofficially changed to Petras, I believe when he was in Turkey because his occupation was stonemason, in Greek a petras. This name stuck with all of his children. There are still relatives I believe who use the Krykos name but I have no contact with these. My family came to Canada in 1950. Descendants of my father's brothers and sister are mostly living in Salonica, Greece. There are some relatives in the Michigan area, around Detroit. There is also a Alekos Petras, a cousin of mine in Munich, Germany. I have two brothers in Toronto.
Any others out there. Would love to hear from you


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