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About the Božulić surname

Origin

Božulić's are Croats, mostly from Veli Rat, island Dugi otok (Croatia). Relatively most of Božulić's in the past one hundred years was born in Veli Rat, Dugi otok, where every eighth inhabitant has Božulić surname. In Croatia, now living about eighty Božulić's in more than twenty households. Middle of the last century there were about fifty, and their number is still almost doubled.

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Distributional patterns

Božulić's are present in six Croatian counties, a total of 8 municipalities and 10 villages, much more in urban areas (84%). Today, most of them living in Zadar (35), Split (15), Veli Rat on Dugi otok (9), Zagreb (4) and Verunić on Dugi otok (4).

Etymology

Surname also know in history records - Boxulich, Bozulich, Bosullich, Božulić, Bozulic,... Meaning of surname is not know, some records are found in old serbian dictonary of male name "Božul". This could mean that "Božul-ić" is simply "son of Božul" like is common for patronymic last name (name of father) in east slavic tradition.

One of true legends are they exists at least two clans of Božulić family. It is belived they are formed from first Božulić brothers known in history; Šimat (maybe Šime) and Šargeta. So if you are Božulić you can be eather "Šargetin Božulić" or "Šimatov Božulić".

(U knjizi "Rečnik ličnih imena kod Srba" ima i muških i ženskih Božana i Božena, kao i Božica, pa muških Boženko, Božeta, Božijan, Božil i Božilo, te Božin, Božina, Božul i Božur i Božurin. Jedino nema Božuna. )

(Bogoboj-imehrvatsko.com- Nadimci: Božuka,Božul, Božula, Božulo, Boško, Boškan, Gona, Gone, M, Boba, Bobe, Bobi, Bobo, Bobica, Bobika, Bibiša, Boca, Boce, Bocan, Bocko, Ko, Boci, Bono, Boran, Borica, Borka, Borko, Boša, Bota, Boto, Boza, Boža, Bože, Božan, Božen, Božica, Božika, Božin, Božina;

Migration

Croatia

The biggest migration of Božulić in the 20th century was recorded from Sali to Zadar.

Slovenia

By slovenian phonebook is found one household in Ljubljana and one in Domžale.

Serbia

In serbian white pages are found 2 households in Belgrade, and 3 in Novi Sad.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

No record.

Montenegro

No record.

Macedonia

No record.

France

One household in La Colle-sur-Loup (Near Nice) and one in Juan-les-Pins, Antibes (Near Cannes).

Canada

By Canadian white pages records there is one in Ajax, near Toronto and 2 in Toronto.

United States

By records there are 2 houshold in New York, 1 in Kentacky, 1 in Texas, 1 in Indiana, 1 in Arizona and cca. 30 in California.

Big documentation of arrivals to Us [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gsln=Bozulich&gsln_x=XO&gss=angs-c&rank=1&gl=40&gst=&ghc=20&fh=20&fsk=BEFpYewIgAAdQAB79eE-61-]