I was glad to get a reply so quickly. I must admit that i had no idea about the Palčić name beeing present in Slovenia. Also, i have never heard about it beeing present on the island of Krk.
On the other hand, there is quite a number of people named Palcic living approximately 20 km SW of Zagreb in the area of Jastrebarsko. If you look at the map (if you have any) it might be hypothesised that these people, in a way, form te same group of Palcic names with those in Slovenia. Or maybe it is just a long shot.
The book I mentioned was published by the Pag municipality in 1953. It was written by Mate Suić, Director of the Zadar archeological museum at that time. Here are some excerpts that might be intereseting:
(page 45)...after death of the queen Mary (daughter of king Ludovik)in 1385, the more noble among the Pag citizens have constitued a secret comitee determined to overthrow the domination of Zadar and to restore the lost freedom. They have elected their "Rektori" (dont know how to put it in english). The names Were Disičević, Žuljević, Belović and Rastinja Grbin nicknamed Palac. A little bit of popular ethimology: Ancestors of a person called PALAC could be called PALČIĆI or in singular PALČIĆ. Again, it is just a popular ethimology but it sounds plausible.
The revenge of Zadar was furious, Suić says. They have burned the town of Pag, killed most of the men, raped women and performed several other atrocities. Eighty six habitants of Pag were taken to Zadar, tortured and finally killed. Among them was Rastinja Grbin.
More to come.
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