Croatian Surnames that begin with the letter Š

Croatian Surnames that begin with the letter Š (SH)Here is the list of Croatian surnames or family names that begin with the letter Š (pronounced /sh/). By clicking letters of the alphabet on the right side of the screen, you can access other surnames. You can access more information about each surname by clicking on a particular surname listed on the right side of the screen or by choosing a surname (family name) from the drop down menu:

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24 Responses

  1. Susan Petkovic Mayville
    Susan Petkovic Mayville / 3-17-2014 / ·

    My mother’s maiden name, ŠINTIĆ, is not on the list. She is from Gornje Vas in Zumberak. There are several families there with the same last name that are not related to one another.

  2. Peter McLaughlin
    Peter McLaughlin / 9-14-2014 / ·

    The name Siljevinac is not on the list.

  3. Peter McLaughlin
    Peter McLaughlin / 9-14-2014 / ·

    The are from the hill Siljevina near Petrovina and Prilipje.I have also seen it spelled Siljevinacz. I don’t know how to put the mark above the s lol

  4. Andrea
    Andrea / 10-13-2014 / ·

    Šojat should be added to the list. They were from Krivi Put.

  5. Linda
    Linda / 11-14-2014 / ·

    I am wondering about my grandfather’s name with the North American spelling Slepcevich. In Canada, we pronounced ‘slepsevich’. My understanding is he grew up near Zagreb, possibly north east of. Rural, farm, owned or bred, and dressed ‘Arabian similar’ horses for parade or ceremony.

  6. Tammy Hunter
    Tammy Hunter / 1-11-2015 / ·

    My family is from Croatia from way way back and not on the list…..
    Family name is Šegedin

    1. Deborah Lamp
      Deborah Lamp / 10-12-2015 / ·

      My late cousin’s husband’s name was Pero Segedin. He was born about 1925 or 1926. He was originally from Orebic, Croatia on the Dalmatian coast. He passed away in the late 1990s in Dubrovnik. I don’t know if this is the same Segedin.

  7. Nancy Hampton
    Nancy Hampton / 2-22-2015 / ·

    The name Skrlac fromGororja Kupchina goes back to the 1500s and is not on the list can anyone tell me anything else

  8. Marge Sergo
    Marge Sergo / 5-4-2015 / ·

    Why is my surname “Sergo” not listed under the Croatian Surnames? My Ancestors came from Vranja, Istria, Croatian.

  9. Pauline Susnjara
    Pauline Susnjara / 11-7-2015 / ·

    Hello! I think your website is wonderful.
    My last name is Šušnjara, and it’s not on the list. My family is Croatian on my father’s side. The only thing I know about this last name is that my grandpa’s parents lived in a small village called Vrpolje. There is also a village close by named Šušnjara so it might come from there, but we’re not sure.
    We now live in France since my grand grandparents emigrated there, but some of the family stayed in Croatia, some also went to Canada and the United States.
    Hope this helps!

    1. David
      David / 8-18-2016 / ·

      I know a Jurica Susnjara. He lives in the U.S., and, though he was born in Belgrade, his father was originally from the area around Vrpolje and Susnjara

  10. Josh
    Josh / 12-26-2015 / ·

    I am looking for the Croatian spelling of “Simone” as a surname.

    My fathers birth mother was named Čelestina Carla Simone, born is Fiume (Rijeka) in 1931, married and became Kavalcenti

  11. mary lee williams
    mary lee williams / 6-28-2016 / ·

    Hello – My great grandfather was Ivan Cekalovic he married Margarite Sapunar I’m trying to find the clan name to this Sapunar do I start with the church in Brac Lozisca????

  12. Helen
    Helen / 7-30-2016 / ·

    I am trying to trace my husbands father. He was Charlie Sestanovic from the old Yugoslavia. I am guessing it was a Croatian name perhaps?
    Also he moved to the UK when the his native country became communist. Can anyone help as we seem to be unable to trace anything about him? Thank you.

  13. Vlado
    Vlado / 9-18-2016 / ·

    My surename is SITUM ( pronounce SHitum )is not on this List .
    It comes from North Bosnia( Cities Derventa-Modran-Kovacevci and
    Doboj ). This Last name exists in this Area more than 150 Years and migrated from South Croatia (Dalmatian Zagora – Cista Provo ) at begginig of 19 century.

  14. Margaret Schucker
    Margaret Schucker / 5-13-2017 / ·

    SUKER is not on the list. According to Wikipedia, there is a famous footballer named Davor SUKER and a politician named Ivan SUKER. I have no idea where my family comes from, because they emigrated to Germany two hundred years ago. Any info would be appreciated.

  15. Linda Matthews
    Linda Matthews / 6-27-2017 / ·

    Sestrich was my grandfather mother last name. Her first name was Julianna she married Nickolas Novogradac whichic is not on your list either. They where from Kunic Ribinicki.

  16. Bernadette
    Bernadette / 2-21-2018 / ·

    I am looking for the Croatian version of my grandfathers name Guiseppe Sajovitz. He was a Dalmatian Italian born in Zara, Italy in 1890, now Zadar, Croatia

  17. Brankica Doolan
    Brankica Doolan / 3-11-2018 / ·

    I am looking for the history/origin of my maiden name which is Segulja (accent on the S). Also Ahel which was my grandmother’s maiden name.

  18. Amanda Starry
    Amanda Starry / 4-26-2018 / ·

    Šajotović is not on the list.

  19. Jennifer Johanson
    Jennifer Johanson / 10-8-2018 / ·

    Please add surname Sisa to your list. My family has been in the Konavale Dubrovnik region for centuries

  20. Stephen Despot
    Stephen Despot / 8-20-2019 / ·

    My family was from Sotin, Croatia, from 1865 until the majority of them migrated out in the early 1900’s. A lot did still stay though. Their names were Szivak and Deszpoth (or Despot as I have seen it spelled in some books). Originally from Bacs-Bodrog, Hungary. My 3rd great grandparents, Istvan (Stephanus) and Anna (Szivak) Deszpoth (Despot), stayed back along with some of her brothers and sisters. There were cousins with last names Odry there as well. I don’t see them here.

  21. Daniel José Sepic
    Daniel José Sepic / 8-30-2020 / ·

    My father was born in Volosko and he came to Argentina in 1928. Now, all my family live in Volosko, Opatija and Rijeka.
    Please, add to the list my surname as ŠEPIĆ
    Thank you very much !

  22. Alexa Merrill
    Alexa Merrill / 9-23-2020 / ·

    skrjlac anyone???

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