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JELAVIĆ Serbian, Bosnian
derived from the place name Jelav
, one of the places in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The first ever appearance recorded to this date was even before the Turkish men (Ottoman) broke into the Kingdom of Croatia (around 13. century).... [more]
Kajmak (or kaymak) is a dairy product from southeastern Europe and Central Asia.
Possibly derived from Turkish kale
, meaning "castle, fortress".
Famous bearer of this surname is Serbian singer Jelena Kareluša (1978-)
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati
, meaning "to order, to command".
KIŠ Serbian, Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kış
, meaning "winter", or Hungarian kis
, meaning "small".
Slovenian: nickname for someone with a beak-shaped nose, from kljun ‘beak’, ‘bill’ (old spelling klun).
KMET Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovak status name for a type of peasant. In Slovenia this denoted a peasant who had his own landed property. In Serbia and elsewhere it was a status name for a feudal peasant farmer who cultivated the land of his lord instead of paying rent or doing military service... [more]
Slovenian form of KNAUS
, this was the maiden name of Donald Trump's wife, and current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump
Habitational name for someone from the village of Koniče, Serbia.
KOREN Slovene, Hebrew
Koren is a surname which has multiple origins. Koren may be a variant of the German occupational surname KORN
, meaning a dealer in grain. Alternatively, it may be a variant of the Greek female name Kora
From the Slavic word koš
meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
Derived from kot
"corner". The name referred to someone who was from a remote area.
Derived from Croatian krčmar
meaning "innkeeper, tavern owner, barkeeper", which is ultimately derived from Croatian krčma
meaning "inn, tavern, pub".... [more]
KREMIC Bosnian (Rare)
Surname Kremić was used in early middle-ages, in Bosnia. It was used by royal and ordinary people. That surname is very rare today and it's almost extinct, but in the past it had very big influence.
KUPINA Croatian, Russian
The Croatian form is derived from kupina
, meaning "blackberry". The Russian form is derived from Неопалимая купина
), referring to the burning bush from the Book of Exodus.
Possibly derived from the slavic word for "tulips", lale
or from son of Lala
(a nickname for Lazar
MAGDALENA Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Occitan, Italian, Sicilian, Romanian, Greek, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Croatian, Slovene
From the given name MAGDALENA
Slovene surname Majerle, a variant of the Polish, Czech, and Slovak Majer, which was a status name for "steward, bailiff, tenant farmer, or village headman", from the German Meyer
MALINOV Bulgarian, Russian
From Bulgarian and Russian малина (malina)
meaning "raspberry", probably indicating a person who lived near a raspberry bush.
MANDŽUKIĆ Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this last name is Mario Mandžukić who is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Juventus and the Croatia national team.