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I am still waiting for a Croat to write something about the 'twelve old Croat clans'; Čudomirići, Gusići, Jamometići, Kačići, Karinjani and Lapčani, Kukari (Klьkarь), Lasničići (Lačničići), Mogorovići, Polečići (Poletčići), Snačići (Svačići), Šubići knezovi Bribirski, Tugomirići, from which the Croats descend from; the last Croatian King, Petar (Svačići), Nikola Šubić Zrinski (Šubići knezovi Bribirski) etc.

I would have written it already myself, but it being a very important part of the Croat ethnical heritage, I personally would rather see a Croat than a Serb writing about it. I am eager to see are some descendents of the clans among the users of this forum, and do they still exist since the clans are, as far as I know, today largely extinct, first by the Magyars and then by the Turks.

Ajmo Hrvati, knjige u ruke.

I hope you aren't implying that only those few are Croatian surnames.

These are the most common Croatian surnames:
1. Horvat 22 225
2. Kovačević 15 835
3. Babić 13150
4. Marić 11 617
5. Novak 11 396
6. Jurić 11 356
7. Kovačić 11 171
8. Vuković 10 582
9. Knežević 10 554
10. Marković 10 074
11. Petrović 9957
12. Matić 9560
13. Tomić 9538
14. Kovač 8997
15. Pavlović 8759
16. Božić 8258
17. Blažević 8152
18. Grgić 8010
19. Pavić 7538
20. Radić 7406
21. Perić 7351
22. Filipović 7321
23. Šarić 7184
24. Lovrić 7131
25. Vidović 6986
26. Perković 6903
27. Popović 6797
28. Bošnjak 6760
29. Jukić 6653
30. Barišić 6417
31. Bašić 6361
33. Nikolić 6301
34. Mandić 5999
35. Živković 5958
36. Klarić 5875
37. Barić 5730
38. Lončar 5695
39. Martinović 5624
40. Brkić 5471
41. Bilić 5341
42. Kos 5333
43. Galić 5320
44. Jurković 5211
45. Stanić 5073
46. Lukić 4963
47. Kralj 4855
47. Matijević 4855
49. Matković 4783
50. Janković 4719
51. Novosel 4650
52. Katič 4319
53. Miletić 4303
54. Jelić 4286
55. Ćosić 4119
56. Ivanović 4167
57. Jurišić 4149
58. Ilić 4120
59. Mihaljević 4045
60. Lučić 4001
61. Posavec 3993
62. Ivanković 3927
63. Ivančić 3820
64. Jerković 3797
65. Marinović 3772
66. Herceg 3760
67. Tadić 3753
68. Šimunović 3732
69. Poljak 3731
70. Mikulić 3726
71. Jovanović 3690
72. Rukavina 3684
73. Vidaković 3661
74. Cindrić 3658
75. Vučković 3638
76. Marušić 3598
77. Marjanović 3557
78. Milić 3557
79. Novaković 3375
80. Topić 3274
81. Varga 3261
82. Pavičić 3240
83. Vukelić 3224
84. Kolar 3212
85. Špoljarić 3209
86. Delić 3190
87. Bačić 3139
88. Jozić 3137
89. Petrić 3104
90. Grubišić 3095
91. Burić 3070
91. Dujmović 3070
91. Štimac 3070
94. Petković 3065
95. Đurić 3052
96. Jakšić 3043
97. Jović 3027
98. Brajković 2989
99. Stanković 2982
100.Ružić 2974

most, not all, but most are Croatian and old while we're at it. Secondly, surnames were started to be recorded in Croatia during Austro-Hungary, not before that, so that's the first time we had a complete list of surnames in Croatia only then and for example most common surname Horvat is to be found where people lost their trace but knew they were Croats so they came into a register as Horvats, among many of those there could have been found people of those names. Most of surnames derive from either "son of", or his work (blacksmit etc.) during the registration.
Gradiščanski Hrvati for example, the ones that escaped from Bosnia and southern Slavonia during the Ottoman invasion to settle in Austria still bear most of the surnames same as most Croats here. Finally those weren't Clans, this isn't highland Scotland ;D…they were nobility and just families, not clans.

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