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Gorenjska surnames: How and why the surname Gerjolj was created, however

On Fridays, Gorenjski glas publishes a new column entitled Gorenjski priimki. It is prepared by history professor Tino Mamić, author of the book Surname, their origin and meaning. So far, the surnames Naglič, Nagel and Starman have been described. Today is the second part of the article on the surnames Gerjolj, Grjol and Gerjol. Today, however, it will be the turn of the surname Lombergar. Guerrilla […]

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An evening about the origin of surnames in Sovodnje

Despite the epidemic that caused most of the presentations to be canceled, the book Surname, Their Origin and Significance aroused great public interest. The author Tin Mamić was invited by more than 15 media to present the book. Everything is largely published on the internet as well. People also like to borrow a book from libraries: at the moment we are writing this, […]

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Gorenjski glas with Gorenjska surnames

Gorenjski glas will start publishing a new column entitled Gorenjski priimki on Friday, October 16. It will be prepared by history professor Tino Mamić, author of the book Surname, their origin and meaning. The first described surnames will be Naglič and Nagel, followed by Starman and Gerjolj. Gorenjski glas started publishing in 1947. It has a picture of Gorenjska, Slovene haste next to its name, [[]

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About the origin of the surname Jerončič and Sv. Jerome

We have a whole series of surnames from the saintly name Hieronim in Slovenia. Jere, Jerič, Jerko, Jerkič, Jerkovič, Jerom, Jeromelj, Jeromen, Jeronič, Jeronel, Jerončič, Jerman. There are also many Croatians, as he was a popular saint, especially along the eastern Adriatic, where this great philosopher, theologian and translator was born. This is also one of the proofs that […]

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What does the name Jonah mean

Jona is one of the rarest Slovenian male names, as only 34 people wear it. Specifically, 34 men. He is hardly found in Slovenian history, except when the biblical prophet is mentioned. This is one of the most interesting saintly figures of the Old Testament is the prophet Jonah. His story is interesting because he was angry with God. Angry Prophet Prophet […]

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About the origin of the names Augustine, Gusti, August, Tino

At the end of August, more precisely on August 28, St. Augustine is celebrated. Officially, Aurelius Augustine. The day before, his mother, who is also a saint, Monika, has a god. Because of her prayer, her debauched son was converted and became one of the world’s greatest philosophers and theologians. The Divine Name Augustine is a derivative of the name Augustus, who became famous with the Emperor Augustus. […]