The Economou Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Economou Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Economou surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Economou ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Economou Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Economou family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Economou are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Economou Ancestors

Economou Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Economou records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I find information on men and women named Economou who served in the Revolutionary War?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Economou

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Economou records matching Economou records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Economou family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Economou Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Economou last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Economou ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Economou DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Economou ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Economou research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Economou Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Economou ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Economou family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Economou Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Economou queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Economou ancestors.

Economou Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Economou was the 73289th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Economou Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Economou, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Economou Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Economou family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Economou reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Economou Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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