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Re: Pericic/Persick, Butte, Silver Bow
Posted by: Robert Jerin (ID *****9128) Date: January 17, 2005 at 06:27:18
In Reply to: Pericic/Persick, Butte, Silver Bow by Jeannie (Osborn) Cordes of 272

PERICIC is a Croatian surname which sounds like pearrr ah chich.. the root is Pero, meaning Peter... the IC ending means son of, in the case of ICIC ending it means grandson of.

Perhaps her brother's name was Vinko (which is Croatian for Vincent) former residene Novi There is a record found at Ellis Is 1897 for Vinko Frano PERICIC, age 22, single, shoemaker, destination Glasglow MT

Also at Ellis Is is a record for Filipina PERICIC age 25 single arr 1898 also from Novi destination Butte MT

And a manifest for... Brigita (Croatian for Bridget!) PERICIC arr 1909... however it likely that she did not make that trip as her name is crossed out on the manifest.

In all about a dozen PERICIC came through Ellis Is from Novi.

Novi is most likely Novi Vinodolski which is located in Primorje region on the coast of Croatia. There are still PERICIC living there today. As well many Croatians from that region settled in Montana.

JOVICK may be JOVIC (yohvich) based on the male given name Jovan, which is Croatian for John. Often times Croatians would change the IC ending to ICH keeping the original sound. Left alone Americans would pronounce the ending IC as IK or ICK. The C in Croatian never has the sound of K.

Anton is Croatian for Anthony.
Rose =Ruza (roozhah)
Rosie = Ruzica (roozhitsa)

Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland Ohio

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