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Updated January 24, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Greek : from the personal name Angelos (from angelos ‘messenger’, ‘angel’) or a shortened form of the personal name Evangelos ‘bringer of good news’ (see Evangelista), + the patronymic ending -poulos. This ending occurs chiefly in the Peloponnese. It is derived from Latin pullus ‘nestling’, ‘chick’.

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