Posted By:Rozi Stegenšek
Subject:Re: Slavania relatives sought
Post Date:November 17, 2012 at 10:41:59
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Forum:Slovenia Genealogy Forum
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Hi, Bill,
I have checked some information for you. There is no record of surname Proznik in Slovenia neither today nor in genealogy records (, so it seems that this spelling evolved from Praznik in US.

Some links with information for further research could be found here:
Toplišek, J. (2012) Leksikon priimkov: :
Praznik – was very frequent surname in Slovenia before WW II; In 2007: 672 people held Praznik surname in Slovenia (+ 6 abroad), among Slovenian surnames is placed as 359th; 26% Praznik people live in Central Slovenia, 25% in Savinja valley with surrounding, 20% in Koroška region, 16% in South-East Slovenia, where also Velike Lašče belong (; 3% in Podravje, 6% along river Sava downstream of Ljubljana.
This should be very old surname in Slovenia since it is known as common name or house name in Preserje near Krim and Podveža near Luče in upper Savinja Valley

In genealogy records the following has been found:
Prošnik       Andrej       29.11.1730       Podlipa       ŽITKO
Praznik       Franc       26.09.1856       Velike Lašče       HAWLINA

Online phone book for Slovenia:
Result from phone book:
Proznik – no records
Praznik – 222 names
Prosnik – 8 names (but in other region than Velike Lašče)
Praznikar/Pražnikar – 19 names

Good luck with your research.