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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Greek : reduced form of any of the surnames derived from the personal name Panagiotis (see Panagos).
  • Greek : occupational name for a cloth merchant, from Greek pani or panna ‘cloth’ + the occupational suffix -as.
  • Ukrainian and Polish : from the personal name Panas, a Ukrainian pet form of Afanasy, a derivative of Greek Athanasios (see Athanas).

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