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Badovinci, Zumberak Surnames

Badovinci, Zumberak Surnames

Frank Kurchina (Webmaster) (View posts)
Posted: 979473600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993310358000
Don't know your surnames.
North of Karlovac is Z^umberak, an area of vineyard-clad
hills and woods.
Badovinci is located 50 km west of Zagreb.
Z^umberak is located 7 km distant from Badovinci.

30 surname Badovinac are listed in the Croatian telephone
directory under Karlovac^ka z^upanija (county)
including 5 names listed under Badovinci.

15 surname S^ajatovic' are also listed, including 3
surnames listed under Badovinci.
26 surname S^timac are listed under county, but none
under Badovinci.

Were surnames R.C. or G.C. (Grkoktolici) religion?

Badovinci, Zumberak Surnames

M. E. Komorowski (View posts)
Posted: 979473600000
Classification: Query
I am researching the ancestry of my great-grandparents who immigrated from the Zumberak region west of Zagreb, near Slovenia, to Montana. My great-grandfather, Jure (George) BADOVINAC was born at Badovinci, Zumberak, Croatia. His parents were Marko BADOVINAC and Yela BADOVINAC. My great-grandmother, Yela (Ella) SAJATOVICH was born at Zumberak, Zumberak, Croatia. Her parents were Nikola SAJATOVICH and Angja STIMAC. I would be interested in exchanging information about individuals with these surnames. Thanks.


Donald Marinkovich (View posts)
Posted: 979560000000
Classification: Query
There are still some Badovinci here on Minnesotas iron range. I printed out your message and I'll get it out to Alice Centa. Her daughter has a computer so you'll probably get some correspondance from her. My perents visited with a Sajatovic family in old north Hibbing. If any of their decendants are still around they will be Satovich's.

Donald Marinkovich

Badovinci, Zumberak Surnames

M. E. Komorowski (View posts)
Posted: 979560000000
Classification: Query
Frank Kurchina:

Thanks for the information on the current families there. My ancestors were Roman Catholic. Do you know if the local parish churches house genealogical records, or if they are stored in an archive? Thanks.

Badovinci, Zumberak Surnames

Frank Kurchina (Webmaster) (View posts)
Posted: 979646400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993310358000
In 1945, all birth, marriage, and death records held by
churches in Croatia were turned over to the civil authorities
and were deposited with the 'opc'ina' (community city office).
For small villages or places that did not have a city office -
the opc'ina would then be in the next largest village or town.

There are 416 municipalities (opc'ine sg. opc'ina) under the
20 z^upanija (county) in Croatia.
The City of Zagreb enjoys the status of a county.
Croatia has 6694 settlements, consisting of 205 cities and
6489 villages.

Any birth and death records older than 1860 were turned over
to the Croatian historical archives.
My understanding is that all religious records had been collected
in State Archives, located at: Varaz^din, Zagreb, Bjelovar, Pazin,
Rijeka, Karlovac, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Sisak, Slavonski Brod,
and Osijek.
The Croatian National Archives (Hrvatski Drz^avni Arhiv) located in
Zagreb is main depository of old church records for many parts of
the country.

The LDS-Mormons filmed the R.C. parish church records (1858-1912)
for Sichelburg, Kroatien, Austria; later Zumberak, Zágráb Megye,
Hungary; now Z^umberak, Croatia.
Text in Latin and Croatian.

film #

You can review microfilms for surname S^ajatovic'.
The Croatian telephone directory still lists 26 surname
S^timac under the Karlovac area.
Stimatz is the German version of the surname.
(The unaccented Croatian letter c is pron. ts as is the
letter z in German)
Zumberak also had a German name, Sichelburg.

Z^umberak is located 7 km from Badovinci, which is too far distant
for Badovinci inhabitants to attend its parish.
The LDS FHL catalog lists no records for Badovinci, or other
place names close by.
Perhaps LDS didn't film there ?

LDS Parish Church Records

Posted: 985089600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993688262000
Surnames: Markusic
Mr. Kurchina:
Did you access the LDS film#1920531 with the 1858-1912 parish Church Records? I am looking for the family and marriage of Nicholas Markusic who immigrated to America in 1889.Married to Barbara Fuderich in 1866. His son, Matthew (Matt) came to America much later, but returned to Austria and remained there. They were Roman Catholic. Could this list be of help? Is the only way to see it is thru one of the Family History Centers? How can one get it translated? Thank You
Barbara Markusic

Re: Badovinci, Zumberak Surnames

George Plautz (View posts)
Posted: 1012023153000
Classification: Query
I guess the Badovinac and Sajatovic surnames are as popular as the Popovic surname. I have a picture of two Badovinac brothers (?) Nick and Markus taken in Calumet, MI around 1900, they are between 18 and 30 years of age. One of my Predovic family supposedly married a Badavinac. Paul Predovic married Angela Sajatovic and they had four daughters. Marta married Dako Popovic and that is all I know. My Popovic family is from Krashnji vrh, Slovenia, however, my aunts got a status animarium from a priest in Kast, Croatia across the mountain that provides the border between Slovenia from Croatia. My Predovic family is said to come from Dole, Slovenia. We have no idea where everyone actually originated from, but my experience tells me that the Zumberak region crossed borders and these families could all have been interconnected. Please email me at

Re: Badovinci

Posted: 1032965394000
Classification: Query
Dear Donald,
I am researching my family tree as well. My great- grandfather came from Austrian but was Croatian his name was Marco Sajatovic and married Angela. Marco and Angela had Eli at least or more children of which I don't know if there were more. Eli was my grandfather he was born Aug. 15, 1870 and worked in the Eli mines he married an Angela also and her last name was Sajatovich from her father and her maiden name was Latkovich. Could we correspond further?

Re: Badovinci, Zumberak Surnames Peter Predovic)

Posted: 1157507345000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1157655086000
Surnames: Predovic, Masa
Looking for a Predovic connection.

Peter Predovic b. abt 1893 in Yugoslovia immigrated in 1907. Married Mary Masa in aprox. 1924.

Does this fit in with your Predovics, is there a connection?

Re: Badovinci, Zumberak Surnames

Posted: 1269532306000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Badovinac
Hey, My grandfather is also a Jure Badovinac....we also have 2nd cousins who are Sajatovich's. Where are you located? My grandparents founded a cro country club called ZUMBERACK FARM north of Acton, Ontario.The Badovinac's( mine anyways) derive from a warrior background who drove the Ottoman's out of Croatia and the Roman empire (14th century). It was the Badovinac husband and wife team who raised the army. As reward from the Roman empress they were named duke and duchess and given land, Badovinci (just south west of Zagreb). It was filled with vineyards at the time but now is very small and sparce. My Badovinac's moved to Zumberack province not too far from Zagreb. I believe my grandfather's mom's name was Marta,but I'll have to check with my Mom.
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