The title of the book which was recently published by the publishing house “Notioanatoliki” in Donetsk, Ukraine is “The Genealogy of Greeks in Mariupol”. The book is based on the research study on the origins of surnames of Greeks in Azov, which focused on searching documents on the first Greeks who were expatriated from Crimea in the Azof, who are in fact the “founders” of the first Greek families in Mariupol, Ukraine.
Hence, for the first time, fully restored genealogy trees of well known Greek artists, painters etc from the mid 19th century, such as Archip Ivanovic Kouintze and the Greek poet Georgi Kostopraf.
A long list of 4500 heads of families of the first Greek settlers in Crimea, who founded in the Azov, in the late 18th century, the city of Mariupol and surrounding Greek villages is included in the publication. From the aforementioned lists, more than 2000 families have been registered with reference to their settling points.