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Where does my name come from? - Koizi

Postby koizi » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:05 pm

Hi All,

Im very curious to understand the origin of my surname.

As far as I'm aware we are the only Cypriot family with this surname.

From what I have been told, Koizi is a derivation from Loizi (Louizos) - but how does this come about?

I know that my great grandparents where from Singrasi and Arnathi north of famagusta.

If anyone has any input/knowledge on how this name came about I'd be thankful.
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Re: Where does my name come from? - Koizi

Postby Maximus » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:06 am

koizi wrote:Hi All,

Im very curious to understand the origin of my surname.

As far as I'm aware we are the only Cypriot family with this surname.

From what I have been told, Koizi is a derivation from Loizi (Louizos) - but how does this come about?

I know that my great grandparents where from Singrasi and Arnathi north of famagusta.

If anyone has any input/knowledge on how this name came about I'd be thankful.


I also thought my surname was unique but it wasn't.

Some Cypriot surnames are actually nicknames that stuck.

My father and his brother have different surnames - one was registered with my grandfathers surname, the other was registered with the nickname as the surname.

I am also interested to know how or why the authorities of the time accepted it like this.
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Re: Where does my name come from? - Koizi

Postby Get Real! » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:05 pm

koizi wrote:Im very curious to understand the origin of my surname.

I suspect it’s the nickname of someone (during British rule) who was rather easygoing and lazy, so they took the English “Go easy” to construct “o Koizis”! :lol:
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Re: Where does my name come from? - Koizi

Postby kurupetos » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:44 am

Get Real! wrote:
koizi wrote:Im very curious to understand the origin of my surname.

I suspect it’s the nickname of someone (during British rule) who was rather easygoing and lazy, so they took the English “Go easy” to construct “o Koizis”! :lol:

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Re: Where does my name come from? - Koizi

Postby Pyrpolizer » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:23 pm

koizi wrote:Hi All,

Im very curious to understand the origin of my surname.

As far as I'm aware we are the only Cypriot family with this surname.

From what I have been told, Koizi is a derivation from Loizi (Louizos) - but how does this come about?

I know that my great grandparents where from Singrasi and Arnathi north of famagusta.

If anyone has any input/knowledge on how this name came about I'd be thankful.


It depends how it was originally pronounced. Was it with double K?
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Re: Where does my name come from? - Koizi

Postby Lordo » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:24 am

just found it

κοιζη - bitch
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Re: Where does my name come from? - Koizi

Postby kurupetos » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:19 am

Lordo wrote:just found it

κοιζη - bitch

Kuzeni? Must be your relative... :mrgreen:
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Re: Where does my name come from? - Koizi

Postby Lordo » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:21 pm

it could also come from bulgaria - koiz is quiz bulgaria and typical gc they add an i at the end of it.
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Re: Where does my name come from? - Koizi

Postby kurupetos » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:39 pm

Lordo wrote:it could also come from bulgaria - koiz is quiz bulgaria and typical gc they add an i at the end of it.

Nah... his village it's too far from Lurucina... :wink:
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Re: Where does my name come from? - Koizi

Postby Lordo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:33 pm

kurupetos wrote:
Lordo wrote:it could also come from bulgaria - koiz is quiz bulgaria and typical gc they add an i at the end of it.

Nah... his village it's too far from Lurucina... :wink:

rah koizmene o bouttissou faise gavole.
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