ORIGIN OF THE NAME DALMATIAgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Dalmatian culture : One Thread
MY ANCESTORS EMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES FROM AUSTRIA, HUNGRY IN THE EARLY 1900'S AND SETTLED IN BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA.
FOR MANY YEARS I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH THE SAME LAST NAME, ALAS NO RESULTS. INFORMATION AS TO THE ORIGIN OF THE COUNTRY OF DALMATIA NAME WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED. AS I HAVE OFTEN WONDERED IF THERE WAS ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN DALMATIA AND MY LAST NAME DALMATI.
AWAITING A REPLY-
-- EILEEN DALMATI-BROWN (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 11, 2000
Hello I'm from Chile, I have no Idea about your lastname but i hope that you can give me some advise where can i find facts about mine. My lastname is PAPIC and my family came from Brac Island in Dalmatia. That's all I know. Maybe you know more about where to look for than me. Thank you.
Miguel A Papic
-- Miguel A. Papic (email@example.com), April 25, 2000.
HI DALMATI!My name is Davor.Ilive in Amsterdam,but I am dalmatian from an island Korcula.Marco Polo was born there ,we have 1260 islands,and a lot of dolphins,palms & fruits.Any time i hear nameDalmatia I feel in my heart and in my soul something, that secret voice like music that is our luengvice.You should go there ! adio! DAVOR OREB
-- DAVOR OREB (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 01, 2000.
Hello, I just got to this page by accident looking for more information about Ivo Tijardovic, composer from Split. I read your letter and I would like to try to give you an explanation though I am not an expert in history. The name of Dalmatia, the region along Adriatic Sea comes from an old word for people who used to inhabite the whole area, an Illyrian tribe called "Delmats". They were a very brave people and Romans had a very hard time dealing with them. They didn't manage to subdue them completely ever during their reign. The origin of the name itself in latin means "sheep". People were shepperds and that was the main trade by which the whole people got their name. I hope this helps little bit, this is as much as I know. Greetings from Toronto Amir
-- Amir Ortas (email@example.com), August 29, 2000.
Dear Eileen, as far as I know there is this village called 'Murvica' on the island of Brac in Croatia. There used to be some Papic-people. Generally that's very old slavic name. Very often in Croatia. I't doesn't have any particular meaning, at least not one that I know of. It would help if you knew weather you're from continental Dalmatia or from an island. If you're questioning the connection between your last name and your origin - don't. That's the most probable explanation, because the people from that part of Austro-Hungary have emmigrated to the U.S. in relly large numbers.
Well, that's all I could tell you. I wish you all the best in your quest. drazen
-- drazen papic (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 07, 2001.
Papic comes from a slavic transforation of a jewish last name Papo.
-- mira jovanovic (email@example.com), November 27, 2002.
espero hayas recibido mi mail.Juan Dalmati.
-- Juan Dalmati Carrasco (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 10, 2003.
I accidently came across this page in looking for information on the KLAPA song. My last name is Bachich. I know that my great grand- father is from Skradine (not sure of the spelling). Does this name mean anything, and are there many others?
-- Brooksley Bachich (email@example.com), April 28, 2003.
I LIVE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE MY GRANDFATHER COMES FROM MILAN ITALI I AM VERY INTERESTED TO NOW ABOUT MY ANCESTOR REGARDS JUAN DALMATI
-- JUAN MANUEL DALMATI BERNALDO DE QUIROS (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 2003.
Skradin a very old small town situated on the river Krka not far up river from the town of Sibenik. I've been there a couple of times, it's quite a pretty little town. It cam e under quite a bit enemy fire during the recent war but i was there a few years ago and the place is full of tourists and holiday makers. My cousin's husband was the mayor a few years ago.
Further upriver from Skradin are the Krka water falls. Beautiful area and an amazing place to swim.
-- Lino (email@example.com), December 17, 2003.
what does my name mean?
-- eileen cranch (ECranch2003@HOTMAIL.COM), January 20, 2005.