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    Hi all,

    Can anyone explain the meaning of the surname "Koutsimbas"?



    I know it's most likely Americanized in some way, but I'm curious what the meaning of the surname is.

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    My friend, thats very likely a Greek name of west slavic origin

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    I know of the Koumbis family--
    they got their surname from a button (κουμπί) that was always undone on his vest or it was missing.

    What region in Greece is your family from?

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    Didn't find anything about Koutsibas but there is a similar one called Koutsoubas.
    It means something without a top or ending (e.g. a tree or an animal without a tail).
    Could indicate that the man had a missing limb or was lame.

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    It isn't my surname, but my wife's maiden name.

    I'm not sure what part of Greece her family his from to be honest.

    How is the name of Slavic origin? (excuse my ignorance).

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