Posted By:Srdjan Pocuca
Subject:Re: Surname Pocuca
Post Date:November 10, 2007 at 20:17:55
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Forum:Montenegro Genealogy Forum
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pocuca surname comes from montenegro. before last war in yugoslavia mostly you would find pocuca in gorski kotar area of croatia. pocuca tribe moved from montenegro durig big movement of slavs who didn't wanna live under otoman empire so they moved to austro-hungarian border region of gorski kotar and lika. also you have one mountain peak in lika that is called pocuca which you can see if you go on .i contacted quite few people with my last name and all pocuca's have same "slava" which is "Saint Kuzman & Damian". we are slavic people.
there is few families who have simular last names (pocuc and pocuca with soft last "c") but they changed their last names so that wouldn't get prosecuted during otoman empire and WWII, and they abandoned orthodox religion.
hope this will help you a bit