How the Croatian alphabet
This page is for people who have mostly finished their genealogy and would like to post it for others to find.
At first glance, posting on this page may seem like a hopeless, needle-in-a-haystack thing to do. But it's not, because of the capabilities of today's search engines (such as google.com). Anyone who types any of the names listed below into a search engine will likely find this page. That's why it's important to list spelling variations, if any.
If you are willing to share your research information with others, please email to us the pertinent facts. See some of the actual examples, below, for more on how to submit your information. Submit a separate email for each region. If the villages are within a few miles of each other, they can be included together.
1. The nearest large town. Then a description of where the village(s) is in relation to the town. We can help you with this if need be.
2. The village(s)
3. Surnames in CAPITAL LETTERS, preferably as spelled in Croatian. Then put all other variant spellings in parentheses. This is so they can be found by the search engines. Please put the list in paragraph form with commas separating the names, as seen below, not as a vertical column.
4. How to contact you. Put in an email address or a snail-mail address that will be good for a long time.
Important: Put "share" as the subject of your email. Send to: email@example.com.
Dubrovnik. Region of Konavle. SE of Dubrovnik about 30 km.
Villages: Ploc"ice, Mikulic'i, Poljice [Plocice, Mikulici, Poljice]
Surnames: METKOVIC' (METKOVICH, METCOVICH), MARINOVIC' (MARINOVICH), BANIC' (BANICH), TROJAN (TROYAN, TROIAN), BRAJEVIC' (BRAJEVICH, BRAYEVICH), KOMAIC' (KOMAICH, COMAICH), PERIC' (PERICH), KUS"ELJ (KUSELJ, KUSELY, CUSHEY), SRGOTA (SARGOTA), KUKULJICA (KUKULICA), MEMED, SABLIC' (SABLICH, SABLJIC), BEC'IR (BECIR, BECHIR, BEECHER), SKVRCE (SKUCE), BUDMAN, PEKO, VUS"IC' (VUSIC, VUSICH), BALJEVIC' (BALJEVICH), PRLENDA (PERLENDA, PERLANDO, PARLANDO, PERLANDA), BARBIER (BARBJIER), ZGLAV (SGLAV), PALJETAK (PALETAK), SAVERIO (SAVERIA), KLIC"AN (KLICAN, KLICHAN), MILAN, ANTUNOVIC' (ANTUNOVICH, ANTONOVICH).
Sources and material: Church records in Ploc"ice (the church for all 3 villages), family interviews, U.S. census records, naturalization records, some obituaries, some Ellis Island information, many old photos.
Years covered: Depends on the surname. Some as early as 1420, up to present in some cases.
Contact: Tom Ninkovich
Grac"ac region, 65 km east of Zadar, 40 km SE of Gospic' (the southern part of Lika)
Villages: Sveti Rok, Ric"ice [Sv. Rok, Ricice], 15 km NE of Grac"ac [Gracac]
Surnames: BABIC' (BABICH), BADZAK, BALEN, BUDAK, CAVCIC' (CHAVCHICH), JAPUNDZIC', JELIC' (JELICH), KATALINIC' (KATALINICH), KNEZ, KNEZEVIC' (KNEZEVICH), KRPAN, MATAIC' (MATAICH), MATIJAN, MATIEVIC' (MATIEVICH), MATOVINOVIC' (MATOVINICH), MRKOBRADA, PAVIAN, PERSIC' (PERSICH), PRPIC' (PERPICH), RUBCIC' (RUBCHICH, RUBCICH)), RUPCIC' (RUPICH), RUKAVINA, SMOLNE, SARIC' (SARICH, SHARICH), SIKIC' (SIKICH, SHIKICH), SITOVIC' (SITOVICH), SPALJ (SPALY), SULENTIC' (SULENTICH), TOMAI, VRKLJAN, ZUPAN, ZUPCIC' (ZUPCICH) [Note: except for the final C', these names do not necessarily show the Croatian spelling.]
Sources and material: Marriages and Christenings from church records of the villages of Sveti Rok and Ric"ice, located in the church in Grac"ac.
Years covered: 1879-1919.
Contact: Judy Balen
Karlovac region, SW of Zagreb
Villages: Poljice, just south of Duga Resa.
Surnames: MIKULJAN, MIKULAN
Sources and material: Church records, family and personal visit.
Contact: Paul Mikulan
Osijek and Vukovar region. At the confluence of the Drava and Danube (Dunav) rivers -- the very eastern part of Croatia
Villages: Aljmas", Dalj and Sonta
Surnames: ANDRIC"EVIC' (ANDRICHEVICH), ASTALOS" (ASTALOSCH, ASTALOSH), BAJIC' (BAICH, BAIC') BEDE, BESLIC' (BESLICH), BODO, BUCHBACHER, BULIC' (BULICH, BULLICH), DAVIDOVIC' (DAVIDOVICH), DRUHAR, GEIC', GERIC' (GERICH), IGUMANOVIC', IVANIC' (IVANICH), IVANOVIC' (IVANOVICH), IZABOLIC', KOMNDANOVIC', KOPF, KOVAC"EVIC' (KOVACEVICH), LINTZ, LOMBAROVIC', LOVRIC' (LOVRICH), MATOKOVIC' (MATOKOVICH), MIHALJEVIC', MIS"ANOVICH (MISHANOVICH), OZDANOVAC, PACKHAM, PETRIEVACANIN (PETRIJEVACANIN), PODGAJIEVICH, PUS"KOVICH (PUSHKOVICH), REGIS, SAKIC', SCHMIDT, SCHUMACHER, STANKOVIC' (STANKOVICH), STRICZKI, TETKOV, TRENKL, UDOVISEVIC', UNUKIC', VELBE, ZORIC' (ZORICH)
Sources and material: Church records in Aljmas", Sonta and Dalj; family interviews in Canada and Croatia. Some Ellis Island information; many old photos and postcards.
Years covered: Depends on the surname. Some as early as 1723, up to present in some cases.
Contact: Bob Baich