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Re: Meaning of "Scodras"
in reply to a message 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

There is a lake S(h)kodra in Albania, so the name could mean a person
coming from that area.
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An italian surname of greek-albanian origin is GRAMSCI.
very rare in Italy at the moment.
This surname is known because of Antonio GRAMSCI the communist leader
who died in the italian prisons in 1937.
Could it be possible to explain this surname?

Thank you
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