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Subject: Re: Meaning of "Scodras"
Author: yannis   (guest)
Date: May 17, 2004 at 9:40 PM
Reply to: Meaning of "Scodras" by Nikki

This surname is common in Western Greece (area of Aitolia-Akarnania).

I don't think that it has anything to do with "garlic".
Garlic is "skordo" in Greek (in that case the name should
be "Skordas").

I think that it is of Albanian origin like many names in modern
Greece. (Albanians settled in the Greek peninsula during the Byzantine
and Ottoman period and they, gradually, assimilated with the local
populations.)

There is a lake S(h)kodra in Albania, so the name could mean a person
coming from that area.

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