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The names on this list are hereditary surnames. Some of them are patronyms,
attributives, and descriptives which have been converted into family names.
Where such are known, they are noted. Other notes are commentary from the
listed source. The dates listed are the earliest reference to that item
as a family name, as given in the listed source. This does not necessarily
mean that it is the earliest possible date for that name, just that it
is the earliest date given in that particular source.
Name 
Date 
Source 
Name 
Date 
Source 
Aboures (Avouris) 
1436 
DN 
Adrianos 
1392 
DP 
Agallon 
1280 
DP 
Akropolites 
10^{th} century 
DP, ODB 
Angelos 
1110 
DP 
Aoinos ("drinking no wine") 

ODB 
Apokaukos 
10^{th} century 
DP 
Aprenos 
1258 
DP 
Arbantenos 
11^{th} century 
ODB 
Arianites 
1000 
DP 
Argyros 

DN 
Asanes 
1278 
DP 
Atrapes (rare) 
1423 
DP 
Balsamon 
1190 
DP 
Batatzes 
10^{th} century 
DP 
Botaneiates 
571, 9^{th} century 
ODB 
Boumbalis 
1300 
DP 
Bourtzes 
10^{th} century 
ODB 
Branas 
1315 
DP 
Bryennios 
717 
DP 
Chandrenos (not common) 
1172 
DP 
Choniates 

ODB 
Choumnos 
11^{th} century 
DP 
Chrysaphes (rare) 
1453 
DP 
Chrysoloras 
15^{th} century 
DN 
Dalassenos 
11^{th} century 
DP, ODB 
Dermokaites 
940 
DN 
Diasorenos 
1388 
DP 
Dokeianos 
11^{th} century 
ODB 
Doukas 
1020 
DP, ODB 
Doux (a forerunner of Doukas) 
855 
DP 
Eirenikos ("peaceful") 

ODB 
Exazenos (rare) 
12^{th} century 
DP 
Gabras 
11^{th} century, 979 
DN, DP 
Glabas 
977 
DP 
Iagaris 
14^{th} century 
DP 
Kabakes 

DN 
Kabasilas (cited as ancient) 
14^{th} century 
DP 
Kalamanos 
12^{th} century 
DP 
Kaloethes ("of good character") 

ODB 
Kalothetos 
1357 
DP 
Kamateros 
9^{th} century 
DP 
Kantakouzenos 
1100 
DN 
Katrares 
1446 
DP 
Kaukadenos 
12^{th} century 
DP 
Komnenos 
10^{th} century 
DP 
Kontostephanos 
1080 
ODB 
Koresses 
12^{th} century 
DP 
Kourtikes, Kourtikios 
913 
DP 
Kourkouas 
923 
ODB 
Laskaris 
12^{th} century 
DP 
Limpidares 
1308 
DP 
Machoneos 
1376 
DP 
Makrembolites 
1040 
ODB 
Malakes 
13^{th} century 
DP 
Maliasenos 
13^{th} century 
DP 
Mamalis 
1185 
DP 
Mandromenos 
1453 
DP 
Manouelites 

ODB 
Melachrinos 
1272 
DP 
Mourtzouphlos 
1313 
DP 
Mouzakios 
11^{th} century 
DP 
Mouzalon 
11^{th} century 
DP 
Neokaisareites 
13^{th} century 
DP 
Nestongos 
1136 
DP 
Palaiologos 
1080 
DP 
Pantechnes 

ODB 
Paraspondylos 
11^{th} century 
DP 
Petraliphas 
12^{th} century 
DP 
Petzikopoulos 
1327 
DP 
Philanthropenos 
1158 
DP 
Phokas 
(10^{th} century) 
ODB 
Pleustes 

DN 
Prasomales (unusual; "leek haired") 
1421 
DP 
Prinkips 
1275 
DP 
Psellos 
11^{th} century 
DP, ODB 
Radenos (common) 
10^{th} century 
DP 
Raoul (Norman origin) 
12^{th} century 
DP 
Rossatas (Rossotas) 
?15^{th} century 
DN 
Sarantenos 
1322 
DP 
Sebastopoulos 
1407 
DP 
Sgouropoulos 
14^{th} century 
DP 
Sgouros (popular; "curly") 
1088 
DP 
Skleros 
10^{th} century 
DN, ODB 
Spartenos 
1246 
DP 
Sphrantzes 
1348 
DP 
Strabomytes 
11^{th} century 
DP 
Synadenos 
11^{th} century 
DP 
Syraneres 
1345 
DP 
Syropoulos 
12^{th} century 
DP 
Tagaris 
14^{th} century 
DN 
Tarchaneiotes 
11^{th} century 
DP 
Tornikes (Tornikios) 
10^{th} century 
DP 
Trichas 
1197 
DP 
Tsaphas 
1361 
DP 
Tzamplakon 
14^{th} century 
DN 
Tzykandeles 
11^{th} century 
DP 
Zarides 
1295 
DP 
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