Frequency in Croatian population: 11.171 (7th Most Frequent)
Jurić surname came from Croatized name of Georgius. There are many variants of this surname in Croatian language: Jurjević, Jurašić, Jurković, Juraković, Juranac, Juravić, Jurc, Jurčak, Jurec, Juričko, Jurjavec, Jurej, Jureš, Jurša… In Dubrovnik area Georgius surname was transliterated into Zore, Zoretić, Žura, Žurančić, Džore etc.
If a person has the Jurić family name, he is most assuredly of a Croatian ethnicity, since there are no Serbs or Bosnians (Muslims) that bear that surname.
Geography. The greatest density of persons surnamed Jurić can be found in Bosnian municipality of Kakanj, where one in fourty residents bears that surname. In Croatia, villages of Bogdanovići near Trogir, Višnjica near Novska and Prugovo near Solin are places where Jurić family name is most frequent.
(Sources: Petar Šimunović, Hrvatska prezimena, Golden Marketing-Tehnička knjiga, Zagreb, 2006; Enciklopedija hrvatskih prezimena, Nacionalni rodoslovni centar, 2008)