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Why is Papadopoulos such a common surname in Greece?

Why is Papadopoulos such a common surname in Greece?


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Papadopoulos is the most common Greek surname. It means "son of a priest". The female version is Papadopoulou.

I wonder why.

As far as I know, priests don't marry and are celibate, meaning they can't father a child. So, how did this become a common surname?

Does the expression "son of a priest" carry another meaning that I'm missing?


In the Orthodox Church parish priests are virtually always married. Monks and higher clergy (Bishops etc.) are celibate.


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Comments:

  1. Daigor

    What a nice thought

  2. Alon

    Exactly. It is good thinking. I keep him.

  3. Joben

    This phrase, is matchless))), it is pleasant to me :)

  4. Nathanial

    I suggest you go to the site, which has many articles on this issue.

  5. Katelinn

    In my opinion, this - confusion.

  6. Caddaric

    It was and with me. Let's discuss this question. Here or in PM.

  7. Cirilo

    And I have faced it. We can communicate on this theme. Here or in PM.

  8. Burghard

    Walking jokes)))



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