Our roots go back to
Maramon Palakunnathu family. The following passage quoted from the book
'History of Palakunnathu
Family' should aptly describe our history as well.
"The history of the present Palakunnathu family begins
around the banks of river Pampa. Our forefathers were involved in
agriculture and they preferred to settle in fertile lands. Thus they came to
Maramon. Among the six sons of Palakunnathu Mathen, the first one (Kurian
Pillai), the fifth (Thoma Malpan) and the youngest one (Mathew) continued to
live at Maramon as neighbours. The second (Easow) and the third (Kurien)
moved to the opposite side of the river and lived at Keezhukara (Kozhenchery),
about two kilometers from the ancestral home. The fourth one (Mathen
Punnamadam) moved to Othara about ten kilometers from Maramon."
We are the descendants of Kurian Pillai, eldest son of Mathen
Palakunnathu. He moved from his ancestral home at Palakunnathu Madam and
lived at Themoottil house.
The map shown here of Maramon
and surrounding areas where the children of Palakunnathu Mathen lived in the
nineteenth century is copied from the book 'History of Palakunnathu