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).
FURLAN Italian, Slovene
From the name of the Italian region of Friuli
, in the northeast of Italy, which is derived from the name of the Roman town of Forum Iulii meaning "forum of Julius".
Means "son of a snake" from the Bosnian word guja
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Bulgarian хаджия (hadzhiya)
meaning "pilgrim", ultimately derived from Arabic حجّي (hajji)
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 Slovene pleša
meaning "bald patch".
STRUNA Slovene, Czech
From Slavic struna
meaning "string, cord", possibly denoting a maker of rope.
From Bosnian terzija
meaning "tailor", ultimately of Persian origin.
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".