Welcome!

Hello there! You’ve found the new virtual home for Palcic and variant surnames. The site is still under construction, and the plan is to feature data about the Palcic surname and its variants all around the world, from its point(s) of origin in southeastern Europe to the the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and elsewhere. The idea behind this site was the brainchild of two Palcic cousins, one of whom (your host) is now a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies, whose web gurus have generously provided this space for me to hang out my shingle and share information about the Palcic surname. If you are curious about what a one-name study is, visit this page.

So why am I doing this? It all started back in 1986 when I had my first encounter with a source document from the former Yugoslavia, which was the death certficate for my great-grandfather Anton Palčič. This odyssey has led me from Cleveland, Ohio to several towns in the Lož Valley in Slovenia and and more towns on the island of Pag in Croatia in the search for clues to the origin of the name. Along the way, I’ve met and talked to many relatives and not a few friends and acquaintances who have generously given their time, resources and information about Palcic families around the world.

Another reason I decided to undertake this effort was the sale of genealogy.com to Ancestry in 2014, and the subsequent shutdown of genealogy.com’s Genforum pages. Genforum was a massive collection of surname and locality bulletin boards which offered the opportunity to post queries, share surname and other relevant genealogical information, and connect with other researchers. The site still exists, however, since September 30, 2014, it has been closed to new postings.

Many Palcic relatives descended from immigrants posted to the Palcic page at Genforum and my cousin Daniel Palcic has spoken to dozens (if not hundreds) of Palcic family members on the phone over the years. Between the two of us, I believe we have the largest collection of data on various Palcic families in the world. This is not to say that we have every bit of information about every family, rather, we have tried to collect information about as many Palcic immigrants who settled outside of Croatia and Slovenia and track their descendants wherever they might be, and however they might now spell their variant of the Palcic surname.

As these pages are expanded, they will feature compilations of data about the Palcic name and its variants in immigration records, census abstracts, city directories and other aggregate sources. If you have an interest in the Palcic surname, please do contact me. Chances are that I can tell you who your immigrant ancestor was if you have a Palcic in your family history.

Feel free to leave a comment to tell me about your connection to the Palcic family or a suggestion for further posts about Palcic immigrants or their descendants. I plan to feature anecdotes about various Palcic families past and present as the Palcic one-name study progresses. Stay tuned here at the “Palcic News Network” for more posts and information about Palcic immigrants and their descendants…

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8 Responses to Welcome!

  1. Cyndy Williams Palcich says:

    What a wonderful idea! Carry on, guys!

  2. Anthony Palcic says:

    Good day! My Father was Anton Louis Palcic. His Brother was Ernest Palcic, and never knew if he had a middle name. Many things came addressed to Anton Palcich.
    My father lived and worked in Cleveland, Ohio, and actually in the inner city between Superior and St. Clair Avenues

    • admin says:

      Hello Anthony,

      Thanks for your comment! If you are the son of Anton Palcic and Rosalia Jerman, then your Uncle Ernest’s middle name was John. I know and have met your cousin Ellie in person, and Daniel Palcic, son of Philip and Louise, with whom I have long collaborated on this project, is your second cousin. Your common ancestor with Daniel is Martin Palcic (1847-1934).

      I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and my father was very familiar with St. Clair, especially in the Collinwood neighborhood. Incidentally, my great-grandfather Anton Palcic (1879-1949) and you are among many Palcic descendants who have the name Anton or Anthony. The “holy grail” of this project has been to find a connection between our families. I am sure there is one, since Martin Palcic was born in Vrhnika pri Ložu, where my great grandfather Anton Palcic was also born.

  3. Anthony Palcic says:

    I’m glad that I could help, but you first found my oldest son, Anthony II, and he forwarded this to me. I am Anton Palcic’s son , Anthony. I’m sure you’re surprisedbut he passed this on to me! I knew Ernest, and Ethyl as well as Eleaor. I live in the Chardon area, but lived in Cleveland on E. 60th street in the st. clair Superior Ave, area, and went to St. vitus Parish there.
    My son Antony II is now living and has his own business InNew York. He is going to be 26 this year, and is doing great there. There’s alot to talk about, including my youngest, Thomas Michael who is attending his last year at Chardon High School.
    I read your email to me, as you thought he was me…lol
    I would love to meet you this month, jst contact me thru my email address.
    The message was from Chris, and have no idea who I’m talking to right now?
    We have much to discuss . Please don’t be a stranger

  4. I am grandson of Ivan Palčić ( 1860-1922 ) which is from the Island PAG ( Croatia – Hrvatska ) moved to Sisak ( Hrvatska ) wher he designet a family with 8 children, 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grans.One from Ivans child is over Slovenia and Germany
    settled in Ireland, There had he 12 children ,12 grandsons and thay 28 great-grands.
    Mr. Chris Sepic- You are the great-grandson from Anton Palčić ( 1879 – 1949 ).
    Do you have any information that Anton was from PAG and whether he had brothers ?
    In exectation of an answer -a nice welcome !

    • admin says:

      Hello Dragomil,

      It is great to hear from you! I did not know Alfonso’s father was from Novalja. I visited the island of Pag with my father in 2000, including the towns of Pag, Zadar, and Novalja. I will write more to you by e-mail.

      Thank you for reading and replying to my post!

  5. Judy Meno says:

    My grandparents are from Slovenia and went to the Iron Ore Range – Chisholm Minnesota. We know my grandmother was born in Kozarisce, and my Grandfather (Palcic) was from the same region. We do not know the specifics as far as the exact town. His last name Palcic was changed to Palcich when he came to America.

    • admin says:

      Hi Judy,

      I know that your grandfather was Joseph (Yos) Palcich, and that he was born in Pudob, a neighbor village to Vrhnika pri Lozu, where my great grandfather Anton Palcic was born.
      Thanks for sharing your comment. I’ll contact you shortly off the blog.

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