Patronymic name derived from the Turkish word aba
"coat". It may have originally denoted the children of a tailor.
Probably from Hatelji
, the name of a town in Serbia, which is of unknown meaning.
Derived from Broz
, a diminutive of AMBROZIJE
. This was the birth surname of the Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980).
Means "son of an adder snake" from the Bosnian word guja
meaning "adder snake".
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Bulgarian hadjia
"pilgrim", ultimately derived from the Arabic hajj
KASUN Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from the Old Slavic term kazac
"to order, command", here referring to one who bore an air of authority, and whose word was heeded and obeyed.
Originally indicated a person from Koroška (Carinthia), a medieval Slovene state, now divided between Slovenia and Austria.
From the Slavic word koš
meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
MLAKAR Slovene, Croatian
Derived from mlaka
"pool". The name referred to someone who lived close to a pool.
PAVLOV Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of PAVEL
". A famous bearer of this surname was the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
Nickname for a bald person, from plešec
Nickname for a bald person, from pleša
"bald patch" or plešec
Topographic name, derived from resa
"heather" or else from a type of barley.
Means "cord" from Slovene struna
, possibly denoting a maker of rope.
Patronymic from the nickname Vlah
ŽITNIK Slovene, Czech
From the Slavic root žito
meaning "rye". This was an occupational name for a dealer in rye or a baker.
From Slavic župan
meaning "head of the district, community leader".