Working on the surname Doukas/The Doukas Family

The Doukai were one of the most illustrious aristocratic families of Asia Minor and hailed from Paphlagonia. From the middle of the ninth century until 1204 we can distinguish three separate groups bearing that surname; the representatives of the first and third of these groups glorified the Doukas family name. In the eleventh century two members of the Doukas family rose to the imperial throne and, after intermarrying with the Komnenoi, the Doukai became one of the most important families in the empire.

(http://asiaminor.ehw.gr/Forms/fLemma.aspx?lemmaid=7855&contlang=58)

(Άννα Κομνηνή, Αλεξιάς, Αλόη Σιδέρη, Εκδόσεις Άγρα, 2005)030120132631edited

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4 thoughts on “Working on the surname Doukas/The Doukas Family

  1. No, I don’t know where they were from. I looked at your weblink and I am amazed at the history of this family! I will need to share some of this information with my Doukas cousins, and perhaps it will encourage their interest! Thank you for posting about this. I’m looking forward to learning more about your research.

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