KNEŽEVIĆ /knezhevich/

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Frequency in population of Croatia: 10.554 (9th Most Frequent)

Largest number of persons with that surname in:
Zagreb City (1433), Zadar (511), Rijeka (485), Osijek (279), Babina Greda (210), Slavonski Brod (194), Split (173), Šibenik (155), Vinkovci (134), Nova Gradiška (129), Vinjerac near Posedarje (124), Vrpolje (121), Županja (117), Sesvete near Zagreb (101), Poljica near Nin (100), Tenja near Osijek (100)

Possible meaning: root of this surname in the Old Slavic word knez which has a distinct meaning of a local village leader, but also an authority like a duke or a count