in Croatian family names
Of all Croatian
surnames that originate from words denoting various spiecies
of the animal kingdom, probably the most frequent are those
with the word "vuk" (wolf) in their root. Scholars
claim that the wolf had been a motivation for forming
surnames in South Slavic nations sensibly more often than
among other Slavs.
the wolf in their root can be found in several varieties.
Surnames like Vuk, Vukić, Vukas, Vukojević, Vukota, Vukomil,
Vukman, Vukelić, Vukasović, Vukman, Vuko all have the
basic Croatian word for wolf ("vuk") in
their root. (Here should be noted that not only Croats bear
some of those surnames, but Serbs and Montenegrins as well.)
like Vuco, Vucić, Vucković has sybilarized variant
of the word "vuk" ("vuc") in their root.
Also, palatalized variant ("vuč") can be found
in surnames like Vučko, Vučinić, Vučina, Vučković, Vučetić,
Vučemil, Vučak, Vučemilović, Vučica, Vučić, Vučinić, Vučinović.
Vujević, Vujica, Vujčić, Vujko, Vujkić, Vujković, Vujinović,
Vule, Vulić, Vuleta, Vuletin, Vuletić, Vulović, Vulas, Vulasović,
all those surnames also originate from the same root word.
But that's not
all. Croatian surname Farkaš comes from the Hungarian
word for the wolf ("farkas") and is among
more frequent family names in Croatia (almost fifteen hundred
persons bear that name). Also, not uncomon Croatian surname
is Volf, which originates from the German language,
and it also has the meaning of the wolf.
articles from Croatian genealogy web site
given names as a motivator for Croatian surnames
A matronymic surname would be typically created using a name of a women
who particularly excelled in a community, or was famous because of some fortunate
or less fortunate circumstance.
of Janeš family history available online
Nenad Menićanin gathered valuable data from various sources on the meaning,
geography and genealogy of his ancestors, and published his findings on the
new book published on the history of the noble Jelačić family
Pavao Maček, a prominent Croatian historian, introduced the book "Noble
clans of Jelačićs" in Zaprešić City Hall.
village of Hardomilje and it's clans
The most prominent clans and family names in the area are Bandur, Boras,
Bubalo, Ćuže, Gadže, Grbavac, Ilić, Jelinić, Kravić, Mandić, Miloš, Rupčić and
nobility from Brinje and Senj
The first mention of the Vuchetich surname can be traced back to a certain
Bosnian nobleman Pribislav and his last will written at the second half of the
15th century. (14 Mar 2010)
an important area for genealogical research for Croats
Vital records kept in local Catholic parishes have always been crucial in
claims of Croats in the area about their identity and history.
family trees researched
An interesting work about genealogy of residents of the Croatian town situated
between Đurđevac and Virovitica had been published on the internet.
settlements with a significant German population
By 1931, in about hundred settlements in eastern parts of Croatia lived
about 20 thousand inhabitants of Germanic origin.
of the Republic of Ragusa
One of the oldest and most prominent aristocracies in the Mediterranean
region had developed in 12th and 13th century in Dubrovnik region.
Croatia (2): Accommodation
We continue our series of articles about the country and it's people for
genealogists preparing to visit Croatia and do the research.
century census as a source of genealogical data
The oldest census in the areas of today's Croatia was performed in 1785,
but the most valuable one was done in 1857.
Croatia (1): Transportation
If you plan to visit Croatia to do genealogy research, our series of articles
on transportation, accomodation, telecommunications and the culture may help
you as you prepare for the trip.
genealogists invited to contribute
Several interesting new colaborative
internet technologies were presented in Zagreb, Croatia to those interested
in research of Croatian records.
vital records available online
Up until the end of the World
War II the settlement also known as Eichendorf had been a vibrant society,
mostly inhabited by Germans.