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Re: Koizis/Koyzis/Koizas
Posted by: GEORGE ATTENS (ID *****2673) Date: June 21, 2006 at 14:23:39
In Reply to: Koizis/Koyzis/Koizas by David T. Koyzis of 500

The name Koizis/Koyzis has nothing to do with french origin.
There is a Koizis in Eptakomi andAghios Theodoros of Karpass, a Koizos in Koma tou Yialou and a Koizaris in Trikomo.
The word originates from turkish "kuyu"= well so the name is occupational i.e. the bearer was empoyed as a well-digger a popular job in Cyprus until the late 195o's. In fact the Koizaris in Trikomo was also known as "lakkotripis" which literally means a well-digger and indeed he was.


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