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Dominović Genealogy and Dominović Family History Information

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http://www.brela.com/brolanenses/prezimena/dominovic.htm

DOMINOVIĆ Ovo i mnoga slična prezimena izvode se od latinskog Domincus (Domin(us)+icus) sa značenjem "Gospodinu odan". Ime se raširilo pretežno katoličkom Europom štovanjem sveca Dominika Guzmana, osnivača dominikanskog reda na prijelazu iz XI. a XII. stoljeće. Na primorju se rano proširio mletački oblik Dominig /Domenego, odakle u nas hipokoristici Doma/ Duma i prezime Domić, Dumić i sl. Njihov je areal pretežno u južnoj Hrvatskoj. Ispadanjem pretposljednjeg naglašenog vokala -i- nastalo je ime Dominiko a od njega prezimena Dominiković, Dominović i sl.

Dominović and similar surnames are derived from Latin Domincus (Domin(us)+icus) meaning "serving God". The name is common throughout catholic Europe and includes prayers to saint Dominik Guzman, founder of Dominican order from turn of XI. to XII. century. In coastal areas we see early use of Venetian version Dominig /Domenego, and in our areas shortened to Doma/ Duma and surname Domić, Dumić etc. It is mostly used in southern Croatia, in the form of name Dominiko, and surname Dominiković, Dominović etc.