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.
the specific thing has something to do with black grapes ;)
- jan51601Lv 71 decade agoBest Answer
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....
Spyropoulos Family Estate
Artemisio, Mantinía, Peloponessos
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.
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
- pizzaroLv 43 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
- Joyce BLv 71 decade ago
the only immigrant with this name is in the 1910 census.
Age in 1910: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1873
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
Year of Immigration: 1894
Spiro means breath and poulous is "son of"Source(s): ancestry.com