Athens Family History
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Athens Name Meaning
Americanized form of Greek Atheneos ‘Athenian’ or Athenakis, habitational name for someone from the city of Athens. These terms were also used as nicknames for people who had spent time in Athens and liked to show off their worldliness. Americanized form of surnamed based on the Greek personal name Athanasios (see Athanas).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press