||Re: Grecian Surname "Chalikis"
||Jim Young (guest, 220.127.116.11)
||September 16, 2005 at 4:23:32 PM
||Grecian Surname "Chalikis" by Cissii
How is the CH pronounced - as in English or as in German?
If it's Khalikis then A Greek explanation would be your best bet. Maybe "pebble", but God knows why anybody would be so called. A longshot would be a derivation of Michael, Michaelikis shortened to Chalikis.
If the CH is pronounced as in English it could be a nickname borrowed from the Turkish, and the "scarface/crooked face" would fit. There is no such sound in Greek though, and it would probably begin with TS when written in Greek.
Not very helpful, but just to show we've thought about it.
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