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Large-scale Greek immigration to the United States did not begin until the 1890s, when many Greeks began leaving the Balkans as a result of difficult economic conditions and ongoing regional conflict. Interestingly at this time, more Greeks lived in the lands surrounding Greece than within the country itself. As a result, a significant percentage of the Greeks immigrating to the U.S. actually came from Turkey and other lands.

Most Greeks settled in the traditional immigrant belt of the northcentral and northeastern states, but some also headed to California, Tarpon Springs, Florida, and other locales.

Web Sites

In Helpful Web Sites, you can find links to useful resources about Greece.


  • Greek Immigration to the United States, by Henry Pratt Fairchild
  • The Greeks in the United States, by Theodore Saloutos

For some tips on researching abroad, see the topic All about international resources.

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