Kuriacou > Kyriacou > Cyriacus > Ciriacus
As of this posting, our http://Cyriac-FHP.comhttp://Cyriac-FHP.com (Cyriac Family History Project) knows little of anyone using this spelling.Ciriacus is probably the closest to the ancient Latinized Greek spelling of Cyriacus - with the soft 'seer' instead of the hard 'cure' beginning and the hard 'co' or 'ko' ending. To date, most of our research has been on the spellings having migrated through Germany and this is not one of them.
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The most ancient variation of the name found, so far, is:
KURIACO or KYRIACO (and KURIACOU or KYRIACOU)
The ancient Greek pronunciation for that spelling appears to have been
KU - RR - EE - AH - KOU
with the double RR being rolled as in Spanish. Our Wisconsin Ciriacks spelling is pronounced
SEER - EE - AX
The correct spelling for Ciriacks should be Cyriacks, the form being used by our 'known' cousins in Nebraska, Minnesota and New York - the pronunciation is the same although some in the Minnesota branch pronounce it
SEER - ICK or SEER - ICKS
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