Post by Peter Stewart Post by Filmwaves
Goudelio Tsikandylis "Pansevastos", married Eudoxia Angelos, daughter of the Sicilian Admiral Konstantinos Angelos and Theodora Komninos, Daughter of Emperor Alexios I.
I know the family Tsikandylis did exist and were well known, there was also a General Vassilios Tsikandylis, perhaps a brother or son of the above and there were others.
Is there more information about Goudelio? What does "Goudelio" mean?
You still haven't learned that Byzantine ladies used feminine forms of
their surnames - those mentioned in your post named themselves (and are
conventionally named by historians today) Eudokia Angelina and Theodora
Goudelios was a given name and surname. It was also the second name of
Basileios Tzikandyles, whom you unhelpfully choose to call "Vassilios
Try a Google search, and/or a Google Books search, using the
conventional spelling of his names.
You haven't changed the last 30 years either.
It's just the case of a Non Greek trying to tell a Greek how to write Greek names. Βασιλειος = Vassilios; Theodora = Theodora, and Angel = Angelos of course you can use the names Europeans use that I consider to be wrong in fact because Angel is always an Angel or Angelos and the word Angelina is meaningless. Your views do not mean that my comments are wrong or unsophisticated. Simply I follow the Greek Tradition and you don't.
Goudelios if it's a given name, it is not a Greek name; however the name exists as a surname, I am told, in the Baltic states, and they think they are descendent of Byzantine stock. I have no opinion, just try to help. Tsikandylis or Tzikandyles if you prefer,exists today in Crete (since 1195). The question is are the two names the same family, There are many other individuals like Emmanuel Tsikandylis, Logios, living in Mistra around 1400. Always individual names, no wives, no children, etc.
If you know a specific reference, I will be grateful, If you don't, thank you for your reply.