This is a place for general history on the Loncaric surname and family crest.
(sounds like loan char ich)
Information on the LONCARIC family crest:
SHIELD: Gules, a shield, two wavy gray beams (the river) from the right of the shield of shielded peers right hand holding a sword krivošiju and left stands a golden lion.
JEWELRY: For the crowned golden helmets peeks armored soldier in his right hand holding a sword krivošiju, and left the green flag.
SCREEN: gold - blue and red - silver.
Certainly it can be established that the name originates from the fathers' occupations potter, so are the descendants later named Loncaric.
There are more kinship communities of this surname, which is widespread from the coast to the Danube.
Armorial on the allocation of nobility and coats of arms is divided in Vienna, 2 siječnja 1747th The George (George) Loncaric and his son John.
The nobility was declared and confirmed by the Croatian Parliament 1755th year.
Loncaric were old rod in Rotčoj Vasi, a village in Buzani ie Buškoj parish in Lika. They lived in the area of small fields east of Kaludjerovac.
Noble people from this region, among whom were Loncaric, belonged to the old tribe Stupica started either in the village and church. Helen stood under the mountain to relay Vršeljkom. In the 16th century are mentioned in several historical documents such noble people.
In historical documents the name was first mentioned in the Feudal Law Modruški 1486th , and 1512th mentioned in the Lika region, ie, in Buzan.
Loncaric mentioned in the Feudal Law Modruški lived as a noble people in Bosiljevo where they had their farms.
In 1540th mentioned in Bihac in a document about the members of the military crew.
During battles with the Turks, many of the members of this genus migrated in Burgenland (Austria) and Slovenia.
In a document of Duke Vuk Krsto Frankopan from 1630. has been mentioned ogulinski citizen Simon Loncaric.
List of soldiers from Ogulin 1699th The records Miku Lončarića .82
In Ogulinsko - Modrus valley develop parent ancestral village in Oštarije, a resident in the village of Grab.
Several families still live in Lončarić Senju and other places of the Croatian coast.
(Translated from a message board at: http://www.cro-eu.com/forum/index.php?topic=772.0)
Brief information on the LONCARIC surname:
The Loncharich surname is an occupational name of Croatian origin and includes variations of Loncar, Lonchar, Loncaric, Loncarich, and Loncharich and other spelling variations. The family name appears in Europe, Canada, USA and South America. One of the earliest references to the Loncaric name is a record of one Djordj Loncaric, who was ennobled and granted a coat of arms by the Austrian Empire in 1747. The honor was registered later that year with the Croatian assembly. This DNA project represents the first time various Loncharich families have attempted to establish connections between family lines. To participate meaningfully, test subjects will need to provide their direct male line ancestry back to the earliest known Loncaric (or variant) either in the form of a pedigree chart or, preferable, family group sheets (excluding living persons).
(From the Loncaric DNA Project website: http://www.igenea.com/en/index.php?c=76&npi=2197)
More brief information on the LONCARIC surname:
Loncar in Croatian means a potter, tinker or ceramic maker. Name variations are Loncar, Loncaric, Loncarek, Loncarevic, Loncaricek and Loncarec. The “c” in Loncar is pronounced ch. All are from the root Loncar.
Loncar-Loncaric will never die out in Croatia. There are 1000’s in all parts of Croatia and a great number came to America at the turn of the century.
Arms were granted in Vienna on January 2, 1747 to George and his son John Loncarich. Arms are registered and on file in the Zagreb, Croatia Archives.
Verticle lines are red; slanted left, green; dots, gold; and white is silver.
(Courtesy of the Croatian Genealogical and Heraldic Society, 2527 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos, California, 94070. Phone: 650-592-1190; E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Web www.croatians.com. Adam S. Eterovich.)