The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The descendants of the Greeks of noble birth who remained in Constantinople after its capture by Mahomet II. in 1453, so called from Fanar, the quarter of the city which they inhabited; they rose at one time to great influence in Turkish affairs, though they have none now.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fanariots'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/fanariots.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.