Posted By:ljiljana jelisavac
Subject:Re: Origin of Kerkez surname
Post Date:April 13, 2012 at 12:41:33
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Kerkez came from the Raska region of Gospic, in the figure, and from there moved to the village of defiance, the Drvar and Bosanski Petrovac, a former province of Bihac. One Kerkez embraced Islam and their descendants now live in Bosanski Petrovac.

According to the data of our readers, their Kerkez they migrated to Grmec, in the then province of Banja Luka. They are the first of three to four surviviors Radjenovic century, and still there on both sides of the border created after "kalajskog War", and Svištovskog Peace (1791).

Radjenovic have settled in the area of Unačku Budelja Sanica in around 1700. year, and maybe and 1650. Made by order of military leaders were given surname Radjenovic. This is, however, debatable, or because they are made ​​Radjenovic (in the form Radenović), existed before and after these events in Bosnia, Lika, Dalmatia, Herzegovina and Montenegro Radjenovic are rapidly multiplying and migrating. Sons made ​​in Očijevu completely suppress Atlagićei and beg of them were incurred Kerkez, it is Radenovic were named Kerkez.

According to another source, resulting from Kerkez Radenovic by one of their widows, with their son treatment, returned to "their kind" in Radenovic, and then he took the surname ujčevine in which it raised. This data refers to 19 century and it is P. Radjenovic.