The Colchamiro Name

We are often asked about the name Colchamiro and its origin. Is it a surname, a father's last name or just, how did the name Colchamiro come about?

 

The Colchamiro name in Ioannina was Matathias (Mathews), see link to Elias’ ships papers Oscar says about the name Colchamiro; "but everyone had a nickname".

 

The origin of the name Colchamiro, as spoken by Oscar Colchamiro in a recording below. It was recorded August 26, 2014 at a party for him.

 

Uncle Oscar refers to the Family Tree in his story, click here for the Family Tree.