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A Branch of Nomikos Family

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The first of my ancestors whose name I know was Markos Nomikos. He was born in the second half of the 18th century in Santorini. His son Iannis Nomikos was born at the end of the 18th or at the beginning of the 19th century also in Santorini.

Iannis Nomikos was a ship owner and captain and was engaged in the merchant activities with Russia through the harbour of Taganrog at the Black See, a town providing access to the South Russia. First Greek settlements appeared there in the 7th-6th centuries BC. Many Greeks moved to Taganrog in the 18th and 19th centuries. At some point Iannis Nomikos settled himself in Taganrog and married a daughter of Kapetanakis, Greek, who had lived in Italy before coming to Russia (the family name Kapetanakis indicates origin from Crete, and probably the family had moved to Italy from there, as many families did after the occupation of Crete by Turks). In Russia Kapetanakis was working as a teacher of Latin. Iannis Nomikos and Kapetanaki had at least two sons, Mikhail and Leonid, and two daugters.

Agrippina Ivanovna,
née Kapetanaki,
the wife of Iannis Nomikos,
died in 1875
Mikhail Nomikos,
son of Iannis Nomikos
Iannis Mikelli,
grandson of Iannis Nomikos,
nephew of Mikhail Nomikos

It is known that the family of Iannis Nomikos spent many years in Constantinople. Later the family moved to Rostov, a large administrative, cultural and merchant center of Russia, at a distance of 60 km from Taganrog. Mikhail Nomikos married a daughter of an Ukrainian priest, and they had three daughters - Agrippina, Maria and Anna. The marriage happened against the will of the father of the bride, and he never resumed his communication with the daughter after that, but when his granddaughters were passing near his house on their way from the school, he was often there, sitting on the bench and giving candies to them.

Mikhail Nomikos with his wife and two of his daughters, Agrippina and Maria

Daughters of Mikhail Nomikos

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