Greek/Name / Surname
Hi Michael, I am trying to help a friend trace his father. He and I are both adopted and have found out we have greek relatives. His birth records state that his father was called Markellous Kentomathis (which we believe is written phonetically). I know its a long shot but have you any ideas on what this might be if spelt correctly? He was from the island Chios and was a sailor. Also if I was trying to trace my grandfather are there greek birth/death records accessible via web. Thank you for you help.
I tried several possibilities, but I didn't get any results. It looks like it is not very correctly spelt; or maybe it is a rare surname. My suggestion for it would be Κεντομάτης/ΚΕΝΤΟΜΑΤΗΣ, just in case you'd like to give it as a further reference for research, but I am afraid I cannot offer more than that due to lack of precise material.
Concerning the death records, I tried to look for some in Chios, but I also didn't get any results. There are very few local archives from other towns, but they are not publicly open. I wish I could be of more assistance; other than that good luck with your research.