South Slavic Submitted Surnames
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Etymological origin unknown, possibly from the latin word alias
, meaning "different".
Most of Croatian families with the surname (last name) Baloković originate from the town of Donji Miholjac located in Osijek-Baranja County on the border with Hungary. During the 1700s and 1800s most of the people bearing this family name were born either in Donji Miholjac and/or nearby Nasice... [more]
Derived from a noble title used in several states in Central and Southeastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.
A Slovene surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was Slovene-American Roman Catholic bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868), who was the bishop of Marquette, a town in Upper Michigan, USA. There is also a village in Upper Michigan named Baraga, which was named after the bishop.
Occupational name for a barber, from berber(in) meaning "barber", from Turkish.
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
Derived from "Bošnjak", for someone who has their roots in Bosnia. This surname is rare in Bosnian Muslims.
Diminutive of bog
, meaning "god", literally means Christmas.
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik
, meaning "steel".
During the Ottoman occupation of Bosnia a son of noble family Suchich was kidnapped and converted to Islam. He had two sons, one was a proud Muslim and the other ran away after finding out the truth about his origin... [more]
Derived from crn
"black". The name refers to a person who was dark-skinned, or a person from the region Crna Gora "Black Mountain" (modern-day Montenegro).
This surname is used at: Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Novi Pazar.
Patronymic of the Ragusan word dundo meaning "uncle" or "gentleman" and originating from the Latin word dominus (meaning "master" or "sir").
FINKGerman, Slovene, English, Jewish
Nickname for a lively or cheerful person, Jewish ornamental name derived from the Germanic word for "finch", and German translation of Slovene Šinkovec
which is from šcinkovec
FURMANPolish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish, Slovene, English, German (Anglicized)
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman
, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann
It is assumed that Gadžo derives from the old-Indian gārhya ("domestic") and means farmer, villager, head of the house or husband.
Possibly a mispronunciation of the Bosnian word for the verb "gutati" (to swallow) or "guta" (swallowing).
Derived from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj)
meaning "pilgrim", a title given to Muslims who have completed the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
Originally indicated a person from Kočevje (Gottschee County), a city and municipality in southern Slovenia.
Derived from the Persian title خواجه (xâje)
meaning "lord, master, owner". It is a cognate of the Albanian Hoxha