Name: Morfou
Transcribed name: Amorfa
Names from Gazetteer of Cyprus Morfou
Μόρφου (του)
Name according to Kitchener's survey of Cyprus: Morphou
Category: village (administrative centre) (karye - nefs)
Administrative dependency: Subdistrict of Morphou
Ottoman legal status of population: mixed
Total of property values by type (in kuruş): 281,055.50
Property values and percentages by type (values in kuruş):
178,792.5 6,650.0 58,480.0 37,133.0
63.6% 2.4% 20.8% 13.2%
Lands Trees Buildings Animals
Dependent locations:
Modern name Ottoman name Value Percentage
Morfou (This record) 171,762 61.11%
Agios Mamas Nefs-i Amordafa'da Kain Manastır 8,445 3.00%
Derviş Efendi Çiftliği Derviş Efendi Çiftliği 26,709 9.50%
Arif Bey ve Said Efendi Çiftliği Arif Bey ve Said Efendi Çiftliği 72,350 25.74%
Panagia tou Araka Monastery Araka Manastırı 1,790 0.64%
Legend: Lands Trees Buildings Animals
General statistics
Subdistrict of Morphou:
224.00
1,278.00
17.5%
Subdistrict of Morphou:
4.00
42.00
9.5%
Subdistrict of Morphou:
268.00
1,461.00
18.3%
Subdistrict of Morphou:
269.00
1,487.00
18.1%
Subdistrict of Morphou:
228.00
2,600.00
8.8%
Land (area in dönüm)
Subdistrict of Morphou:
8,605.24
40,883.37
21.0%
Land (value in kuruş)
Subdistrict of Morphou:
178,792.50
1,108,871.00
16.1%
Subdistrict of Morphou:
91.00
1,137.00
8.0%
Subdistrict of Morphou:
234.00
1,628.00
14.4%
Subdistrict of Morphou:
422.00
4,404.00
9.6%
Subdistrict of Morphou:
236.00
1,787.00
13.2%
Trees (value in kuruş)
Subdistrict of Morphou:
6,650.00
51,785.00
12.8%
Buildings (value in kuruş)
Subdistrict of Morphou:
58,480.00
368,475.00
15.9%
Subdistrict of Morphou:
139.00
1,158.00
12.0%
Animals (number)
Subdistrict of Morphou:
1,949.00
13,547.00
14.4%
Animals (value in kuruş)
Subdistrict of Morphou:
37,133.00
230,513.00
16.1%
Total value of properties (in kuruş)
Subdistrict of Morphou:
281,055.50
1,759,644.00
16.0%
Persons in this and dependant locations
Name Ottoman legal status Location Value (in kuruş)
Mehmed Kethüda son of Mehmed
Morfou 2,640.00
Male orphan of Mehmed Kethüda son of Mehmed
Morfou 350.00
Muezzin (one who calls Muslims to prayer) Mustafa son of Hüseyin
Morfou 2,287.50
Emetullah daughter of Osman
Morfou 40.00
Muezzin (one who calls Muslims to prayer) Hasan son of Mustafa
Morfou 1,920.00
Wife of muezzin (one who calls Muslims to prayer) Hasan son of Mustafa
Morfou 60.00
Hüseyin son of Mustafa
Morfou 1,585.00
Mustafa son of Osman
Morfou 75.00
Orphans of Ahmed son of Mehmed
Morfou 1,787.50
Ahmed son of Mehmed
Morfou 0.00
Click here for the rest of the persons recorded in this settlement.
Statistics per land type
Land use Records Land area (in dönüm) Value (in kuruş)
001   Total lands 228 8,605.24 178,792.50
002   land with vegetation 218 8,586.24 178,332.50
003   tree crops 2 3.50 200.00
004   mulberry crops 2 3.50 200.00
005   mulberry garden (dut bağçesi̇) 2 3.50 200.00
006   non tree crops 71 357.49 17,752.50
007   vegetables 2 4.50 300.00
008   cultivated garden (mamur bağçe) 2 4.50 300.00
009   cotton 4 181.50 8,850.00
010   irrigated cotton field (sulu penbe tarlası) 1 150.00 7,500.00
011   cotton field (penbe tarlası) 3 31.50 1,350.00
012   vineyard 1 5.00 150.00
013   vineyard (bağ) 1 5.00 150.00
014   grains 8 132.25 1,465.00
015   grain field (eki̇n tarlasi) 1 118.00 1,180.00
016   fodder field (hasıllık) 7 14.25 285.00
017   madder field (boya tarlasi) 55 33.74 6,975.00
018   deserted madder field (hali boya tarlası) 1 0.50 12.50
019   fields, gardens and similar 145 8,225.25 160,380.00
020   garden (bağçe) 1 0.25 25.00
021   cultivated field (mamur tarla) 1 500.00 15,000.00
022   field (tarla) 140 6,795.00 136,055.00
023   deserted field (hâli tarla) 3 930.00 9,300.00
024   other land use 9 13.00 340.00
025   threshing floor (harman) 8 11.00 240.00
026   threshing floor (harman yeri) 1 1.00 20.00
027   pen (mandira) 1 2.00 100.00
028   land without vegetation 1 6.00 120.00
029   barren field (kiraç tarla) 1 6.00 120.00
Statistics per tree type
Tree type Records Quantity Value (in kuruş)
001   Total trees 91 422 6,650.00
002   Total mulberry trees 6 19 43.00
003   mulberry trees (eşcar-ı dut) 6 19 43.00
004   olive trees 61 319 6,130.00
005   olive tree (şecer-i zeytun) 1 1 20.00
006   mountain olive tree (dağ zeyti̇ni̇) 1 15 150.00
007   olive trees (eşcar-ı zeytun 2) 58 301 5,920.00
008   olive tree (zeytun 2) 1 2 40.00
009   fig trees 20 52 277.00
010   fig trees (şecere-i incir) 1 1 20.00
011   fig trees (eşcar-ı incir) 17 49 247.00
012   fig trees (incir eşcarı) 1 1 5.00
013   fig trees (şecer-i incir) 1 1 5.00
014   Total almond trees 2 14 70.00
015   almond trees (eşcar-ı badem 2) 1 13 65.00
016   almond trees (şecer-i badem) 1 1 5.00
017   walnut treeσ 1 8 80.00
018   walnut trees (eşcar-ı ceviz) 1 8 80.00
019   carob trees 1 10 50.00
020   carob trees (eşcar-ı harub) 1 10 50.00
Statistics per building type
Building use Records Quantity Value (in kuruş)
001   Total buildings 234 236 58,480.00
002   house (hane) 223 223 32,410.00
003   other house (diğer hane) 3 3 350.00
004   house with shed (hane ma' sundurma) 8 8 1,820.00
005   one-storey house with shed (fevkani ve sundurma hane) 1 1 380.00
006   ruined house (virane hane) 1 1 45.00
007   house with shed and yard (hane ma' sundurma ve havlı) 2 2 185.00
008   european-style house (frenk hane) 1 1 120.00
009   shop (dükkan) 1 1 500.00
010   coffee house (kahve dükkani) 1 1 500.00
011   coffee house (kahve hane) 1 1 500.00
012   agricultural buildings 1 1 100.00
013   pen (mandıra) 1 1 100.00
014   part of building 1 1 500.00
015   room 1 1 500.00
016   grape must press (şirahâne) 1 1 500.00
017   buildings for animals 3 5 170.00
018   beehive (ari kovani) 2 4 20.00
019   stable and barn (ahir ve samanlik) 1 1 150.00
020   auxilliary structures 1 1 3,500.00
021   single-story stone building (fevkani kagir) 1 1 3,500.00
022   Mills 4 4 21,300.00
023   olive oil mill (yağ deği̇rmeni̇) 1 1 300.00
024   Watermills 3 3 21,000.00
025   mill with running water (değirmen ma-yı cari) 1 1 15,000.00
026   mill (probably watermill, deduced from value) (asyab (muhtemelen su değirmeni, değerinden anlaşılır)) 1 1 5,000.00
027   water mill (su deği̇rmeni̇) 1 1 1,000.00
Statistics per animal type
Animal type Records Quantity Value (in kuruş)
001   Total animals 139 1,949 37,133.00
002   sheep (agnam) 11 329 2,896.00
003   horse (bargi̇r) 1 1 200.00
004   mare (kisrak) 1 1 200.00
005   cow (inek) 20 24 1,815.00
006   mule (katir) 1 1 500.00
007   goat (keçi̇) 10 166 1,328.00
008   ox (öküz) 70 100 17,010.00
009   pair of oxen (çift öküz) 39 41 9,780.00
010   ox and cow (öküz ve i̇nek) 1 30 3,000.00
011   untamed ox and cow (hergele öküz ve inek) 1 30 3,000.00
012   goat and sheep (keçi ve koyun) 25 1,298 10,384.00
013   goat and sheep (keçi ve ağnam) 21 1,062 8,496.00
014   sheep and goat (ağnam ve keçi) 4 236 1,888.00
This record was last edited on: Jan. 21, 2020, 12:38 a.m.
Geography Department of Harokopio University and Sylvia Ioannou Foundation (2021).. Economy, environment and landscape in the Cypriot longue durée: The 1832/33 Ottoman Property Survey of Cyprus. Geographic Location: Morfou. Retrieved from: https://cyprus1833.hua.gr/en/geographicObject/5449/ on 26/06/2022.
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