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About the Kalogjera surname

The Calogerà are a noble family with origins in Cyprus. When the Ottomans invaded the island (which belonged to the Republic of Venice at the time) in the 1500s, the Calogerà sought refuge in Crete (present-day Greece), Corfu (present-day Greece), Venice (present-day Italy), and Dalmatia (present-day Croatia), all of which were territories of the Republic of Venice.

The family was listed in the Libro d'Oro della Nobiltà di Corfu (Formal Directory of Nobles in Corfu) and soon afterwards in the Libro d'Oro della Nobiltà di Venezia (Formal Directory of Nobles in Venice). The Calogerà are also listed in directories of noble families living in Parga (present-day Greece) and present-day Albania. The Dalmatian branch is a cadet of the Venetian branch (which is itself a cadet of the Corfiot branch.)

The name has various spellings:

Nicosia, Famagusta (Cyprus)

  • Kalogirou
  • Καλογερά

Crete, Corfu, and Parga (Greece)

  • Calogera
  • Kalogera
  • Kalogirou
  • Καλογερά

Venice and Padua (Italy)

  • Calogerà
  • Calogera
  • Callogiera

Trogir, Hvar, and Korčula (Croatia)

  • Calogerà
  • Calogera
  • Kalogjera
  • Kalogera
  • Kalođera

Durrës (Albania)

  • Kallogjerajve
  • Kallogjerët
  • Kallogjeri

Note to genealogists:
Prior to standardization, spellings could change from generation to generation, depending on the individual's preferences. In church records, names were often recorded in Latin and abbreviated with the help of breviographs.

For information on the Calogerà (Kalogjera) family in Dalmatia, Croatia, please see the attached link: