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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 1 decade ago

can you guess my name origin?

my current last name is Spirrison, but my great-great-grandfather's last name was Spiropoulous, so heres the challenge: how ever guesses the original home country/origin gets the ten points. and if you dig up some info on a specific thing my family does in that country, ill give extra rating or create a random question to give ten extra points ^_^ im feeling generous.

Update:

the specific thing has something to do with black grapes ;)

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    http://www.greekwinemakers.com/czone/winemakers/Sp...

    Spyropoulos (also Spiropoulos): (article from February 25, 2003)

    "The Spyropoulos estate occupies prime vineyard area in Artemisio, on the picturesque plain that comprises the northern Mantinia appellation zone. The family's winemaking history on the property dates to 1860. The original winery with its stone patatiri (crushing floor) stands behind a modern winery built in 1989. The vineyards were revived and trellised by Apostolos Spyropoulos, the father of the current owner, DMD Nondas Spyropoulos, in 1973. The estate now features 50 hectares planted with the indigenous cultivars Moschofilero, Mavroudi, Agiorgitiko and Lagorthi as well as Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc....

    Nutshell...

    Company Name:

    Spyropoulos Family Estate

    Arkas, A.E.

    Location:

    Artemisio, Mantinía, Peloponessos

    Winemaker:

    Apostolos Spyropoulos

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Spyropoulos

    Theodore Spyropoulos is a Greek archeologist who has discovered major historic sites in Greece since 1968. Near Thebes, Spyropoulos excavated the supposed tomb of Amphion and Zethus between 1971 and 1973. He identified the structure of the tomb as a step-pyramid or ziggurat built during the 3rd millennium BC. Spyropoulos discovered an alternative site for the palace of Menelaus at Pellana located 25 kilometers north of Sparta. The site itself is near a series of large Mycenean chamber tombs. This has led Spyropoulos to believe that his excavations uncovered the lost Homeric capital of Laconia.

    www.behindthename.com

    The given name Spiro/Spyro is a form of SPYRIDON, which means it's a "Greek name deriving from Latin spiritus "spirit". Saint Spyridon, a sheep farmer who became the bishop of Tremithus in the 4th century, suffered during the persecutions of Diocletian."

    (I knew from the ending of it, that your last name was Greek. Of course, the "black grapes" clue gave away the answer for

    the "specific thing" the family does for a living. LOL)

    Do I win?? =D

  • 3 years ago

    LOL! Ipecac - emetic, syrupy yet stressful and might reason vomiting. Is which you? At a wager Paul Crossley from Australia with a issue for vehicles. Or the myspace kiddy with a issue for undesirable spelling and hoodies, so in all probability no longer that one, rather

  • 1 decade ago

    the only immigrant with this name is in the 1910 census.

    Theofilos Speropoulos

    [Theofifans Spiropoulous]

    Age in 1910: 37

    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1873

    Birthplace: Greece

    Relation to Head of House: Lodger

    Father's Birth Place: Greece

    Mother's Birth Place: Greece

    Home in 1910: Lynn Ward 5, Essex, Massachusetts

    Marital Status: Single

    Race: White

    Gender: Male

    Year of Immigration: 1894

    Spiro means breath and poulous is "son of"

    Source(s): ancestry.com
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