The Colchamiro Name

It is often asked about the name Colchamiro.  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 and 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. Uncle Oscar refers to the Family Tree in his story, click here for the Family Tree.