Diaspora Communities – U.S.A. – FLORIDA

Articles, Books, Interviews, Online Databases


The Greeks of Tarpon Springs by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, February 28, 2009

“Greek-American Sponge Fishermen Aid Red Cross” article – Tarpon Springs, Florida – 8 Feb 1918

Tarpon Springs Greek District Listed on National Register of Historic Places

“Terrific War on Florida Man – Fleets Sail Out to Loot and Burn and Kill” article re: War Among Spongers in Tarpon Springs, Florida – June 8, 1914

“Sponge Divers Go To War – Stopped Work to Fight” article – New York Times, May 2, 1897


“GREEKS IN TARPON SPRINGS – Images of America Series”, authored by Tina Bucuvalas, was published in February 2016 by Arcadia Publishing (462 Greek names transcribed)

“The History of Saint Augustine, Florida” …. Settlement of New Smyrna…Hardships Endured by Minorcan and GREEK Colonists – FREE ebook


Interview with Oldest Greek in 1939 Pensacola, Florida – Christ Tabaras

1939 Interview – Dennis Potinos – Restaurant Proprietor, Florida – Describes homeland Ithaca, Greece


9,152 Greeks in the Historic Florida Census Records 1860-1945 

239 Born in Greece – Florida, Tampa Passenger Lists, 1898-1945

1930-1939 Florida Deaths (235 recorded with GREECE as Place of Birth)

1920-1929 Florida Deaths (168 recorded with Greece as Place of Birth)

1905, 1913-1919 Florida Deaths (84 recorded with GREECE as Place of Birth)

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