Annapolis Greek Heritage

Preserving the Legacy of Greek-Americans in the Annapolis Area

Samaras and Siomporas Children – S&S Anniversary Party – 1949
Lewnes Family History
Leanos: Dimitrios Leanos Family Ancestry
Nichols Family History
Annapolis Macedonians

Lewnes Family History The Lewnes family was originally the Liounis (Λιούνης) family. They were largely from the village of Arna, which they came to by way of several nearby villages,

Compiled for the Annapolis, Maryland Greek Heritage Project Allen W. Alexopulos August, 2020 Revised November 2021 Greece in the late 1800’s was very different from the country that we know

Most people know our family from The Little Campus Restaurant which was a home away from home for many Annapolitans for decades. Our grandparents, Theo (or Teddy) and Anna Nichols, opened the restaurant in 1924.

Background Macedonia (Μακεδονία) was an ancient kingdom on the periphery of Archaic and Classical Greece and later the dominant state of Hellenistic Greece. Before the 4th century BC, Macedonia was

Greek American Families


Siomporas: Thomas and Evangeline

Thomas John Siomporas was a Greek immigrant who was a restaurateur. Evangeline was American-born and raised as an Annapolitan by Greek immigrants. Both Tom and Vangie were very active in the Annapolis Greek Community

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Samaras: Chris and Mary

Chris was born on November 8, 1922 in Cambridge, MD to Daphne & George Samaras, who immigrated here from Trikala, Greece. All of Chris’ siblings, Alice, Charles, Agoura and Nick

A Story of Greek Folk Dance Dancing and Costume Making in Annapolis

We are each a part of an important story. Often we seek to understand ourselves better through the stories of our families. For Greek-Americans in Annapolis, those stories include how our families worked to preserve a part of our heritage and culture through Greek folk dancing and costumes.