Stavros Family History
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Stavros Name Meaning
Greek: from a Christian personal name based on the vocabulary word stavros ‘cross’ (classical Greek stauros), originally meaning ‘stake’. The adoption of the word as a personal name is associated with the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) in the Eastern Church, commemorating Emperor Heraclius’ recovery of the Holy Cross from the Persians in 630.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Stavrou, Mavros, Taras, Stathos, Stamos, Jaros, Santos, Starr, Stakes