A Brief History of the Balteas Family from Stavropigi of
Exo Mani and Messinia, to Varousi in Lakonia
By Aris Poulimenakos, genealogist, and Nikos Balteas
Foreward by Donald George McPhail, Editor of Mani: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Translation and notes by Mary Papoutsy
The original article appeared in Greek in the May-June issue
(Volume 10) of the magazine Mani: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.
Posted to HCS with permission of the editor.
Continued from Page Three
The First Balteas Generation
"balteas" an estimator mentioned in a sale document of 1807
"georgakis baltakis," who wrote the sale document of 1809
G. palteas (3rd)
dimitrios balteas (4th) signer of the document of 1850
Georgios balteas (5th)
One might say that Dimitrios and a Georgios of Fig. 4 are the 3rd generation of the Balteas Genealogical Chart. But this Dimitrios was born in 1851, and Georgios in 1844. Therefore the persons who have been discussed above and who are the signatories [of those documents] must be their grandfathers.
10Click here to see the version developed by the translator using common genealogical software in the U.S. While the original chart of the article resembles a hand-drawn pedigree chart, space and language constraints here favor another version common in genealogical reports in the U.S.
12Greek custom dictates that the first-born male be named after his paternal grandfather, thus establishing a set pattern of naming. See our forthcoming article titled, "Greek Patterns of Naming," which will be posted to the genealogical section of HCS.
13Readers" as the authors refer to them are ecclesiastical readers of Biblical passages read aloud during Eastern Orthodox Christian Divine Liturgies.
14They could be first cousins, both named after an hypothetical paternal grandfather with the given name George.