List of noble families of Croatia

List of noble families of Croatia includes the old, original, ethnically Croatian noble families; families whose titles were granted by the kings of the medieval Kingdom of Croatia and its successors; foreign noble families which were granted Croatian citizenship; and Croatian families which were granted titles by foreign states. It refers to the noble families (including royal or other ruling dynasties) of the historical territories of Croatia, Dalmatia, Slavonia, Istria, Bosnia, Herzegovina and the Republic of Dubrovnik.

A

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Adamić
Adamović 17th century–present Baron
Ajtić Also called Jajtić or Jajetić.
Alagović
Alapić ?–1584 Baron
Ban
Last member Gašpar Alapić was Ban of Croatia between 1574 and 1578.
Alberti 13th–20th century Count (since 1907) Old noble family from Split
Althan 1129–present Count (since 1610) Noble family of Bavarian origin. Owned the Međimurje County between 1719 and 1791.
Andechs 12–13th century Count
Ban
Voivode
Noble family in Istria. Called Andeški in Croatian.
Andrassy
Andreis Also called Andrijević or Andrejčić.
Antolčić
Antolković
Arky
Auersperg Noble family of German origin.
Augustić 14th century- present

B

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Babočaj
Babok
Babonić 13th century–1898 Duke
Ban
A branch of the family was titled as the Dukes of Blagaj, according to Blagaj estate (today Blagaj Japra, Bosnia and Herzegovina).Bans of Slavonia in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Babonožić
Bačić
Baćan 1398–present Baron (since 1628)
Count (since 1630)
Duke (since 1764)
Ban
Noble family of Hungarian origin (Batthyány) with one branch in Croatia from the 15th century. Bans of Croatia in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Called Baćan in Croatian.
Bajamonti Noble family of Lombard origin who have been living in Split since the 18th century.
Balog
Banfi 1226–present Baron
Count
Ban
Noble family of Hungarian origin (Bánffy) - Lendava branch. Owned parts of Međimurje and Varaždin County Bans of Croatia in the 14th and 15th centuries. Called also Banić in Croatian.
Baošić
Barac
Barbarić
Barbo Noble family of Italian origin. Had estates in Motovun and Koper.
Barčić
Barić
Baršić
Bartolić
Bašić
Bebek Noble family of Hungarian origin. Emeric Bebek was Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia in 1380. Called Bubek in Croatian.
Bedeković 1267–present Baron
Ban
Koloman Bedeković (1818–1889), a member of the family, was Ban of Croatia between 1871 and 1872.
Belavić Noble family originally from the Bihać area.
Belošić
Belošević 1635–present Noble family with estates in former Varaždin and Zagreb County
Benković 15th century–present
Benja Noble family from Zadar.
Berčić Noble family of Jewish origin from Stari Grad on the island of Hvar.[1][2][3]
Berislavić of Graberje Ban

Despot

Berislavić of Trogir c. 1250–17th century Ban Petar Berislavić (1475–1520), a member of the family, was Ban of Croatia between 1513 and 1520.
Berislavić of Vrh Rike
Berke Noble family of Hungarian origin from Prekmurje with estates in Croatia
Bessen Noble family of Hungarian origin. Called Bešenići in Croatian.
Bilić Notable member was Radojica Bilić from Jajce at the end of the 14th century. In the 16th century, they lived in Bihać, and from 1588, in Šibenik.
Blažević
Bočkaj
Bodrić
Bogdanić
Bojničić Noble family originating from Plavno, near Knin.
Bombelles Count
Marquess
Noble family of French origin. Owned estates in Croatia (Opeka Manor) in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Bonda 1190–20th century Count (since 1857) Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik. Called Bondić in Croatian.
Borelli 17th century–present Noble family of Norman origin. Lived in Zadar.
Borković Branch of the Domagović family
Boršić 16th century Noble family from the Bihać area
Bošnjak
Bošnjaković
Both 12th–20th century Baron
Count
Ban
Noble family of Hungarian origin. Owned estates in Croatia (Bajnski Dvori Castle). Bans of Croatia in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Bradač
Brajković
Branjug
Brdovečki Called Brdovečki in Croatian and Berdóczy in Hungarian.
Brezovečki
Brigljević
Brlečići 16th century Noble family from the Bihać area
Brlekovići Noble family from Križevci
Broz 19th century Noble family from the Zagreb County.
Budački 1484–1707 Duke Medieval noble family originally from Lika (Buče), later the Kordun.
Budak
Budisavljevići Noble family of Serbian origin.
Budor 15th–18th century
Bujanović
Bukovački 1579–? Branch of the Mogorović family
Bukovlić
Buković
Bukvić
Bunić 1023–present Marquess (since 1754) Oldest noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Burić 1587 Baron
Knight
Bušić
Butković 1650–present Duke Medieval noble family originally from Lika (Krbava), but the title and coat of arms were awarded in Slavonia (Syrmia County) in 1650 by Ferdinand III. The village Butkovići in Istria is named after the family.
Bužani

C

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Caballini Noble family of Italian origin
Calogerà (in Dalmatia) 17th century-present Cittadini Originarii
Baron
Nobili Corcyrensi
Nobili Cretensii
Nobili Costantinopolii
Grand Boyar
Archon
Archontal, noble (Cyprus, Crete, Corfu, Dalmatia), originarii (Venice), and priestly (Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox) family of Byzantine-Cypriot origin in Zadar, Hvar, Korčula, and Split. Called Kalogjera, Kalođera, or калогјера in Croatian and Serbian. Island of Ošljak takes its Italian name, Calugerà, after this family.
Cambi 15th century–present Noble family of Italian origin from Split
Cedulin Noble family from Zadar
Cega 13th century–present Noble family of Italian origin from Trogir. Also called Celio.
Crijević 7th century–present Count (from 1817) Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik. Called Crijević in Croatian
Cindro 13th century–present Noble family from Split
Čipiko Noble family from Trogir
Crljen 18th century
Crnčić
Crnković 1429–present Count (from 1833) Noble family with roots from the region of Gorski kotar
Cvetković Noble family of Serbian origin
Cvetnić 1 August 1519–?
Česnegić 1263–present Baron
Count
Noble family of Hungarian origin (Cseszneky). Owned estates in Croatia. Called Česnegić in Croatian.
Čikulin 16th century–1746 Baron (since 1628)
Count (since 1706)
Noble family of Italian origin. Owned estates in Croatia (Lužnica, Medvedgrad, Susedgrad and Donja Stubica). Called Čikulini in Croatian.

Č

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Čačković
Čavrak 29 March 1602–11 January 1896 Noble family from Letovanić
Čolić Noble family from Senj
Čudomirić 13th–16 century
Čulić Descendant from the Lapčan family
Čupor Ban Noble family from Moslavina

D

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Damjanović Count Noble family from the island of Vrgada. Originated in Poljice, near Omiš and possibly a descendant of the old Tugomirić family.
Daničić
Daubachy Noble family of unknown origin from Zagreb
Draganić 14th–16th century
Delišimunović 16th century–present Baron (since 9 August 1675)
Count (since 1708)
Branch of the Radojčić noble family, originating from Klis. Krsto Delišimunović (died in 1696) was lieutenant general of Karlovac
Deutsch Noble family of German origin from Macelj
Dianižević
Ditković
Dobrojević 1412−1819 Noble family from Šibenik
Doimi Noble family of Italian origin
Doklečić 1 August 1519–?
Doktorić
Dolački
Dolovčak
Dolovec
Domagojević 9th century Duke Ruling dynasty of the medieval Duchy of Croatia between 864 and 892.
Domagović 1327–? Parent family of the Borković family
Dominis Noble family of Italian origin
Domjanić Noble family from the island of Rab
Dončić Noble family from Zagreb
Doringer Noble family of Austrian origin
Dorotić
Draganić 14th–16th century
Dragojlović Noble family of Serbian origin
Drašković 15th century–present Baron (since 1567)
Count (since 1631)
Ban
Noble family originating from northern Dalmatia and Lika region; Bans of Croatia in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries
Drenovečki
Drugec 1 August 1519–?
Druškoci
Držanić
Dudić 16th century Andrija Dudić Orehovički (1533–1589), a member of the family, was a humanist, astronomer, bishop and diplomat in Croatia, Hungary and Poland
Duka
Dvekar

Đ

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Đureković 1 August 1519–?

E

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Eltz 1157–present Baron
Count
Prince-elector
Noble family of German origin. Owned estates in eastern Slavonia and Srijem (including Vukovar) between 1736 and 1945.
Engel 29 March 1886–?
Erdödy 1187–present Count (since 1485)
Duke (since 1566)
Ban
Noble family of Hungarian origin. They were most notable in Croatia. Bans of Croatia in the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Ernušt 15th century–1540 Ban Noble family of Jewish origin. Came from Sweden to Hungary and Croatia. Owned the Međimurje County between 1473 and 1540 and some other estates in northern Croatia. Bans of Croatia. Called Ernuszt" in Hungarian, Ernušt in Croatian.

F

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Fabijanić
Femen Noble family of unknown origin
Fenrich 17th century–present Junker Noble family of Prussian origin whose branch was present in Slavonia since the beginning of 20th century. They shortly co-owned Sušine-Gjurgjenovac estate and were one of the founders of the present-day town Đurđenovac[4].
Ferić
Feštetić 15th century–present Count (since 1766)
Duke (since 1911)
Noble family from Turopolje, central Croatia. Most notable in Hungary (Festetics). Owned the Međimurje County between 1791 and 1923. Owned the Novi Dvori near Zaprešić and Bajnski Dvori estates.
Filipašić Noble family from Zagreb
Filipčić
Filipović 16th century–present Baron (since 1781) Josip Filipović (1818–1889), the most famous member of the family, was a Croatian high-ranking general (Feldzeugmeister) in the Habsburg Imperial Army
Flaischman Noble family of German origin
Fodrovečki
Forčić
Forko
Franceschi 1022–present Count Old noble family of Italian origin, originally from the Republic of Venice. The family protected Croatia from the Ottoman Empire and owned large estates and palaces along the Dalmatian coast.
Franić 15th century–present Noble family from Makarska and its hinterland (southern Croatia)
Frankopan 1116–1671 Duke
Ban
Old noble family known as from the island of Krk. Bans of Croatia in the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Last member was Marquess Fran Krsto Frankopan, who was beheaded for treason against the Habsburgs in 1671.
Frodnacher 1380–? Noble family from Upper Austria. Lived in Bednja.
Funtek

G

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Gabelić
Gaj
Galeković 1507–present Noble family from Mraclin
Galović 1 August 1519–?
Galjuf 1613–?
Gorjanski 13th century–1481 Ban Noble family of Hungarian origin (Garai), owned estates in eastern Slavonia (Gorjani etc.). Bans of Croatia in the 14th century. Called Gorjanski in Croatian.
Gašparić
Gašparini
Gatčani
Gereci
Getaldić 8th century–20th century Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik. Called Getaldić in Croatian and Ghetaldi in Italian.
Gising 12th century–1527 Count
Ban
Noble family of German origin. Owned the Međimurje County in the 13th and 14th centuries. Bans of Croatia in the 13th and 14th centuries. Called Kőszegi in Hungarian.
Gluhak
Gojmerec
Golec
Golub
Golubić Noble family from Križevci
Gorjup
Gotal Baron Noble family from Gotalovec
Gracki
Gradić 12th century–20th century Count (since 1817) Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Granđa
Graziani 16th century–17th century Duke Noble family of Italian origin from Dalmatia. Gaspar Graziani (c.1575–1620), a member of the family, was Voivode of Moldavia between 1619 and 1620.
Grdenić 1 August 1519–? Noble family from Križevci
Gredelj
Gregorić
Gregorijanec 15th century–17th century Baron Noble family from the Križevci area. Owners of Medvedgrad Castle.
Gregoroci
Grimani
Grisogono Noble family of possible Italian or even Greek ancestry from Split
Gubašoci
Gučetić 8th century–present Count (since 1687) Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Gundulić c. 930–1800 Count (since 1615) Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Gusić 1102–present Baron
Ban
Old noble family originating from the Lika region. Members of the Kurjaković family branch were Bans of Croatia in the 15th and 16th century
Gutkeled 12th–15th century Ban Noble family of German origin
Gutmann 19th century–20th century Baron Noble family of Jewish origin. Founders of the settlement which became Belišće, Croatia
Gvozdanović

H

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Habjanec
Hadrović
Hajnović 3 September 1661–?
Halenić
Haller
Halper
Haulik
Hellenbach 16th century–present Baron (since 1651) Cadet branch of the Czech noble family, originating from Slovakia. Owners of Hellenbach Manor near Marija Bistrica (northern Croatia)
Herberstein Noble family of Austrian origin
Herković
Hervoj
Homolić
Hondrey
Horg 1 August 1519–?
Horžić 1 August 1519–?
Horvat 14th century–present Brothers Ivaniš, Pavao and Ladislav Horvat (together with their uncle Ivan Paližna) were opponents of Queen Mary of Hungary (1382–1385) and palatine Nicholas I Garai.
Horvatić
Horvatinčić
Hotković 1445–19th century Baron (since 1791) Noble family originating from western Croatia. Had estates in Bakar, Modruš and Ozalj. Daniel Peharnik-Hotković was general in Habsburg Imperial Army.
Hranilovići
Hreljac
Hrušoci
Hrvatić
Hrvatinić 13th century–1476 Voivode
Duke

Herzog

Noble house of Croatian origin in Bosnia.
Hrvojić
Hržić
Hudić
Hudoden
Humski 16th century–c. 1680
Huzjak 16th century–present

I

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Ilijašić
Iločki 13th century–1524 Voivode
Ban
Noble family from the Hrvatska Dubica district in medieval Slavonia. Lords of Ilok since 1364. Nikola Iločki was Ban of "Whole Slavonia" between 1457 and 1463 and anti-king of Bosnia between 1471 and 1477.
Imprić
Inkey 16th century–present Baron (since 1856) Noble family of Hungarian origin, from Međimurje. Settled in Berzence district (present-day Hungary). Owned estates in Međimurje County and in Rasinja.
Ivanek 18 June 1647–
Iveljić 13th century–present Count Noble family from Split
Ivšić 15th century–present Noble family with estates Slavonia, Syrmia and Pécs

J

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Jagić 1569–present
Jakopčići 13th century–present Noble family from Ivanić
Jakopović 1 August 1519–?
Jakša 14th century–? Noble family from the island of Hvar
Jakšić 14th century–? Noble family from the islands of Hvar and Brač. Possibly related to the Jakša family.
Jakuš 1 August 1519–?
Jamomet
Janković 16th century–present Baron Noble family from Daruvar
Jelačić 14th century–present Baron (since 1797)
Count (since 1854)
Ban
Noble house originating from central Bosnia, of Croatian origin. Josip Jelačić (1801–1859), a member of the family, was Ban of Croatia between 1848 and 1859, and Governor of Dalmatia.
Jelići 14th century–? Noble family from Bosnia. Settled in Split, Hvar and Brač due to Ottoman invasions.
Jurčević 16th century–present Baron (1535–1567)
Count (1631–1655)
Noble family originating from northern Dalmatia
Jurišić 15th century–1572 Noble family from Senj, southern Croatia. Nikola Jurišić (c.1490–1545) was its member, famous for the Siege of Güns.

K

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Kabužić (Kaboga) 8th century–present Count (since 1833) Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Kačić 11th century–present Old noble family from Dalmatia
Karlović 14th century–present Baron
Count
Ban
Noble family who were Bans on Croatia, including Ivan Karlović
Katalenić 16th century–present
Kaniški 14th century–1571 Ban Noble family of Hungarian origin. Stjepan, Ladislav and Juraj Kaniški were Bans of Croatia in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. Called Kaniški in Croatian and Kanizsai in Hungarian.
Keglević 14th century–present Baron
Count
Ban
Noble family from the area of the Zrmanja river in Dalmatia. Had estates in the Bihać area and Bužim.
Kiš
Kitonić 16th century–present
Klokočani 9 January 1224–1590 Noble family from Klokoč.
Knežević 15th –20th century Baron (since 1763) Noble family originating from medieval Zachlumia (later called Herzegovina). Since 1466 settled in the Lika region and since 1802 in Međimurje. Members of the family were high-ranking generals in the Habsburg Imperial Army.
Kolonić 13th century–1874 Baron (since 1583)
Count (since 1637)
Noble family originating from the former Pset County in central medieval Croatia (present-day Bosanski Petrovac district in Bosnia and Herzegovina). Most notable in Hungary and Austria.
Konjski 12th–17th century Baron (since 1603)
Count (since 1649)
Noble family originating from Rovišće in Bjelovar-Bilogora County (northern Croatia). Owners of the castles in Rovišće, Konjščina and Donja Stubica.
Kosača 14th century – 1640 Vojvoda (duke), Herceg (duke) Croato-Bosnian noble family with large estates stretching from Foča till southwestern Zachlumia (present-day southern Croatia)
Kovačević 1821–?
Kozić 1587–?
Kramarić
Krčelić
Kristolovec
Kružić 15th–16th century Noble family originating from Lika region. Petar Kružić (1491–1537), a member of the family, was a soldier (well-known defender of Klis Fortress).
Kukar 12th–16th century
Kukuljević 27 October 1490–9 December 1649
Kulmer Baron
Count
Noble family from the Duchy of Carinthia. Settled in Croatia since the 16th century. Owned Kulmerovi Dvori Castle in Šestine (Zagreb suburb) and Cernik Castle in Cernik village (western Slavonia).
Kurjaković 13th century–16th century Duke
Ban
A branch of the Gusić family from Krbava. Bans of Croatia in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Kurtić 1 August 1519–?
Kuščić 15th century–present Noble family from the island of Brač
Kutnjak 1662–present

L

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Lacković 1344–present Voivode
Duke
Ban
Noble family of Bavarian origin. Bans of Croatia in the 14th century. Called Lacković in Croatian and Lackfi in Hungarian.
Lačničić
Lapčan 12th century–?
Laszowski Noble family of Polish origin
Lenković 15th century–17th century Noble family from Lika region. Ivan Lenković (died in 1569), a member of the family, was a Croatian army general and the leader of Uskoks at their headquarters in Senj.
Lipić 1683–present
Lukarić 1283–17th century Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik

M

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Madi 10th–11th century Old noble family from Zadar, northern Dalmatia. Helen of Zadar, a member of the family, was the Queen consort of Croatian King Mchael Krešimir II.
Mađar
Magdalenić Baron Noble family from Turopolje, central Croatia. Matija Magdalenić (1625–1704), a member of the family, was a Croatian Kajkavian dialect writer
Magdić
Majcen
Makanec 26 July 1792–present Noble family from Štrpet, south of Zagreb.Owned some 6 villages and 20 Ha vineyards. Milan Makanec was the first publisher of newspapers in Croatian Language.

Julije Makanec was a renowned philosopher and Minister of Education. His grandfather, also Julije Makanec, founded Sarajevo National Museum.

Makar
Malekovići 1490–present
Malenić
Mallin 9 January 1907–?
Maljevac
Mamić Duke Dukes of Livanjsko Polje
Mandići Baron
Marčić
Maretić 13th century–present Noble family from Klokoč area
Margetić
Marić
Marjašević
Marković
Markulin
Marojević
Marojčić
Martinčić
Martinković
Marušići 13th century–present Noble family originating from the Oblačić family.
Matačić
Matanović
Matejković
Matjačić Noble family from the Lika region
Matković 1649–present
Matleković
Maurić
Maurović
Medić
Medošoci
Medunić
Međurečki
Mendelić 1 August 1519–?
Menčetić 13th–19th century Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Mesarić
Mihalčević
Mihalić
Mihalović
Mihaljević
Mihanić
Mihanović
Mihić 29 July 1808–? Noble family from Staro Petrovo Selo
Mikić
Miković 8 March 1580–present
Mikšić
Mikulanić 16th century–present
Mikulčić 17th century–present
Milašin Noble family from Bosnia
Milić 1881–present Noble family from the Žumberak region
Milinović
Milovac
Mirković
Mlakovečki ?–17th century Baron Noble family of Hungarian origin (Malakóczi). Owned parts of Međimurje, Krapina-Zagorje and Zagreb County. Called Mlakovečki in Croatian.
Mlinarić 1655–present Voivode
Herzog
Noble family of Croatian origin who were divided into several branches: Croatia (Mlinarić), Hungary (Mlinarics), Styria (Mlinarič) and others.
Modić
Modrić 1 August 1519–present Old noble family from the Zadar hinterland. The first written record of the family was in 1519, in Križevci. Confirmed as nobility in 1649.
Mogorić
Mogorojević
Mogorović
Mokrović
Molnar
Moravčik
Morovićki 12th century–? Related to the Gutkeled family
Morić Noble family from Varaždin
Mostarić
Moszynski Noble family of Polish origin from the parent family of Nałęcz. Lived in Zagreb.
Mračić
Mrazović
Mrmonić
Mrnjavčić
Mrzljak
Mudić
Mudrovčić

N

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Negovetić 14 October 1687–?
Nelipić 1244–1434 Duke Old Croatian noble family originating from Dalmatia. Owners of Knin Fortress, Klis Fortress, Drniš and large estates in northern Dalmatia.
Nicolini Noble family of Italian origin from the island of Hvar
Nikolić Baron Vera Nikolić Podrinska (1886–1972), a member of the family, was a Croatian painter.
Noršić
Novosel 18th century–19th century[5] Younger[6] nobility which was granted nobility status by Maria Theresa in 1744.[7] The family resided in the Zagreb County.

O

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Odescalchi 13th century–present Duke Noble family of Italian origin. Owned large estates in former Syrmia County (including the town of Ilok) between 1697 and 1945.
Orehovečki 1300–present Count (since 1690) Native noble family from Sveti Petar Orehovec, Koprivnica-Križevci County (northern Croatia); owners of Veliki Kalnik Castle and Mali Kalnik Castle
Orešković 1500–present Duke (since 1645)
Baron (since 1761)
Duke (since 1600)
Noble family from Lika. Owners of the Široka Kula Castle.
Orlovići
Orsini 1500–present Count Noble family of Italian origin
Oršić 1420–present Baron (since 1675)
Count (since 1744)
Noble family originating from Drinić, a village in the former Pset County in central medieval Croatia. Owned estates in Slavetić, Gornja Bistra, Gornja Stubica and Jurketinec. Members of the family were generals in the Habsburg Imperial Army.
Otmić 13th century–?
Ožegović 15th century–? Baron (since 1858)

P

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Palfi Ban Noble family of Hungarian origin (Pálffy). Count János Pálffy is a prominent member.
Palmotić 1157–18th century Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Papalić 14th century–1739
Patačić c. 1400–1817 Baron (since 1706)
Count (since 1735)
Noble family originating from medieval Bosnia. Owners of Milengrad, Vrbovec, Rakovec, Vinica and some other estates in northern Croatia.
Pavković 1 August 1519–?
Pavleković 9 September 1613–?
Pejačević 14th century–present Baron (since 1712)
Count (since 1772)
Ban
Noble family originating from southeastern part of medieval Croatia and medieval Bosnia. Most notable in Slavonia. Bans of Croatia in the 19th and 20th centuries
Peranski 15th century–786 Duke Branch of the Šubić family
Perko
Pešćenjak 1 August 1519–?
Planiški 1 August 1519–?
Pokos Noble family from Zagreb
Pola (Castropola) 983–present Baron (since 1299)
Count (since 1401)
Old noble family of Italian origin. Lords of Pula until 1331.
Poletčić
Pongrac
Posedarski Duke
Pucić ?–20th century Count (since 1688) Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Pušić 1659–present
Prstec Noble family from Zagreb

R

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Radičević
Radić 16th century–1726 Noble family from the Lika region. Members of the family were Uskok military leaders at the headquarters in Senj. Duke of Senj in 1600. Michael Radić was appointed Duke of Senj on 1 December 1600, by king Rudolf in Graz.
Radik 1629–?
Radošević Noble family from the island of Hvar
Raffay
Ranjina 13th century–19th century Count Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Raškaj 13th century–present Branch of the Gutkeled family
Ratkaj c. 1400–1793 Baron (since 1559)
Count (since 1687)
Noble family of Hungarian origin (Rattkay). Owners of large estates in northern Croatia including Veliki Tabor Castle and Mali Tabor Castle. Called Ratkaj in Croatian.
Ratković Noble family from Šibenik
Rauch Ban

Baron (since 1763)

Noble family of German origin. Levin Rauch was Ban of Croatia between 1868 and 1871.
Reiner 22 February 1913–?
Restić ?–19th century Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Ritter Vitezović 17th century–1713 Baron (since 1710) Noble family of German and Croatian origin. Settled in Senj. Pavao Ritter Vitezović (1652–1713), a member of the family, was a famous Croatian writer, historian, linguist and publisher.
Rubido 12th century–present Count Noble family of Spanish origin. Settled in Croatia in the 19th century. Sidonija Erdödy Rubido (1819–1884), a member of the family, was opera primadonna and an important member of the Illyrian movement.
Rudić 1755–? Baron (since 17 August 1854) The family had estates in Bač.

S

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Sakač 13th century–? Noble family from Kapela Kalnička and Vojnovec Kalnički
Saraka 1172–present Count (since 1817) Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Scampicchio 15th century–? Noble family of Italian origin
Sente 1718–present
Sermage Count (since 1723)
Baron (since 1720)
Noble family of Burgundian origin. Owned a lot of estates in Croatia (Susedgrad, Medvedgrad, Novi Dvori near Zaprešić, Oroslavje, Klenovnik Castle, Veliki Kalnik Castle, etc.)
Sladojević 16th century–present Noble family from Dalmatia. Possibly originated in Bosnia.
Svačić (Snačić) 11th century–1097 King Royal dynasty of medieval Kingdom of Croatia, originating from northern Dalmatia. Petar Svačić, a member of the family, was King of Croatia between 1093 and 1097.
Sorkočević 1272–19th century Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Spanheim 12th century–? Margrave Noble family of German origin. Owners of Istria between 1090 and 1173.
Srdanović 1624–19th century (?) Duke Marko Srdanović is known as Duke of Omiš in 1628. In posterior years was Duke Grgu, who died fighting against the Turkish and Tađa Srdanovic.
Stankovački 16th century Ban Gašpar Stankovački, a member of the family, was Ban of Croatia between 1595 and 1596
Stipanov 11th century–1896 Count (since 1890)
Ban
Ivan Stipanov (1811–1896), a member of the family, was Ban of Croatia between 1860 and 867.
Székely ?–present

Š

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Šagud 1 August 1519–?
Šandor
Šetka ?–present Old noble family from Herzegovina
Šubić 11th century–1456 Župan
Duke
Ban
Old noble family known as Dukes of Bribir. Bans of Croatia in the 13th and 14th century
Šokčević 18th century–1896 Baron (since 1860)
Ban
Josip Šokčević (1811–1896), a member of the family, was Ban of Croatia between 1860 and 1867.
Šurmanović 1787–? Noble family from Hrašće

T

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Tahy Baron
Ban
Noble family of Hungarian origin. Owned estates in Croatia (Susedgrad, Donja Stubica, Božjakovina). Ivan Tahy, a member of the family, was Ban of Croatia between 1524 to 1525.
Talovac 15th century Ban Noble family originating from the island of Korčula, southern Dalmatia. Matko Talovac, a member of the family, was Ban of Slavonia between 1435 to 1445.
Tavelić 14th century Knez Noble family originating from the island of Hvar and Šibenik. Nikola Tavelić was a member of this family.
Tartaglia 12th century–present Count Noble family of Italian origin from Split
Thybold vNoble family from Psunj
Tomašić Noble family from Split and Brač
Topolski Noble family of Polish origin from the parent family of Nałęcz.
Tončić-Sorinj Noble family originating from the island of Rab. Lujo Tončić-Sorinj (1915–2005), a member of the family, was an Austrian diplomat and politician.
Trpimirović 845–1091 Duke (since 845)
King (since 925)
Ruling dynasty of the medieval Kingdom of Croatia
Tudišević ?–19th century Old noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik. Called Tudišević in Croatian and Tudisi in Italian.
Tugomirić
Tumpić 16th century–present Noble family from Bihać area. Moved to Hrvatsko Zagorje because of the Ottoman invasions.
Turković 17th century–present Baron (since 1912) Noble family originating from Senj. Since 1882 landowners in Kutjevo, central Slavonia.

U

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Ugrinić c. 1300–1586 Cadet branch of the Šubić noble family. Owners of Visovac and Rog Castle in northern Dalmatia.
Ungnad 15th century–present Baron (since 1522)
Count
Ban
Noble family of Austrian origin. Krsto Ungnad, a member of the family, was Ban of Croatia between 1578 to 1583.
Utješinović 15th century–16th century Noble family originating from northern Dalmatia and Lika region. Juraj Utješinović (1482–1551), a member of the family, was a Catholic cardinal and a Hungarian statesman.

V

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Valjak 12th century–present
Vitez
Vidović 17th century–present Noble family originating from Rotčoj Vasi and Maholcima u Bužanima gained recognition from emperor Ferdinand III.
Vitovec 15th century–? Baron
Count
Ban
Noble family of Czech origin. Jan Vitovec, a member of the family, was Ban of Slavonia between 1457 and 1463.
Vlašić 16th century–present Baron (since 1832)
Ban
Noble family originating from northern Dalmatia and Lika region. Franjo Vlašić, a member of the family, was Ban of Croatia between 1832 to 1840.
Vojković 13th century–20th century Count (since 1763) Noble family from Klokoč in the Kordun region (central Croatia). Owned estates with castles and manor houses in Oroslavje, Zabok, Lužnica, Brdovec, Rakitje, Donja Stubica etc.
Vrančić 14th century–17th century Noble family from Šibenik, northern Dalmatia. Antun Vrančić (1504–1573) and his nephew Faust Vrančić (1551–1617) were famous Croatian writers, diplomats, polymaths and bishops.
Vranyczany-Dobrinović 13th century–present Baron (since 1862) Noble family originating from medieval Bosnia. Settled in Vranjic, central Dalmatia, in the 15th century.
Vukasović 15th century–1844 Baron (since 1785) Noble family from the Lika region. Settled in Senj in the 16th century. Josip Filip Vukasović (1755–1809), a member of the family, was a high-ranking general in the Habsburg Imperial Army.
Vukašinović Noble family from the island of Hvar
Vukotinović
Vukelić Noble family from the Lika region
Vukšić 1 August 1519–?
Vernić 16th century–? Count (since 1630) Noble family from Turopolje

Z

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Zaboki 15 August 1575–?
Zagrajski Noble family of Polish origin
Zakmardi
Zapolja 14th century–1571 King
Duke
Ban
Noble family originating from Zapolje in the modern Rešetari municipality, Slavonia. Ivan Zapolja (John Zápolya), a member of the family, was the anti-king of Croatia in personal union with Hungary between 1526 and 1540.
Zdenčaj 21 March 1582–present
Zdunić February 1693–present[8] Count Noble family, closely related to Krmpotić family. Originated in the region of Lika, city of Senj. The nobility charter (which is today kept in Croatian State Archives) was awarded to the family (brothers Juraj, Pavle and Nikola) for extraordinary merit and excellence in the battles against Ottoman invaders, most notably during Austro-Turkish War of 1663 and Great Turkish War, by Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau of House of Anhalt, in early 1693.[8] The same wars marked the Ottoman retreat from Hungary. Members of the family survive today, albeit in small numbers. Most of the family members migrated from their homeland during the transatlantic migrations to North and South America where their descendants reside today.[8]
Znika
Zlatarić 15th century–1823 Noble family from the Republic of Dubrovnik
Zrinski 1347–1703 Duke
Ban
Count (in Austria since 1554)
Old Croatian noble family known as Dukes of Zrin and Bans of Croatia in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Ž

Name of the family Timespan Titles Notes Coat of arms
Žugec 16th century–present Noble family from Turopolje that moved to Hrvatsko Zagorje.

See also

References

  1. http://www.hgzd.hr/en/node/13
  2. http://www.croatians.com/CROATIAN%20NOBILITY%20INDEX.htm
  3. http://www.edelleute.eu/familien.php?id_kronland=19
  4. Ostrognay, Hostianus (1918). Historia originis gentium patriciarum. Vericuae, 1918: Albert Koch. pp. 1–5.
  5. Deželić, Velimir, Biskupska a zatim Novoselska tiskara u Zagrebu 1794.-1825. (Ana Novosel was the only heir and child of Antun Novosel the last male member of the family), Zagreb, 1925, p-110
  6. Bojničić pl. Kninski, Ivan; Der Adel Von Kroatien Und Slavonien, (Armorial of the nobility of Croatia and Slavonia), Nürnberg (1899), taf-95
  7. Bojničić pl. Kninski, Ivan; Der Adel Von Kroatien Und Slavonien, (Armorial of the nobility of Croatia and Slavonia), Nürnberg (1899), p-132
  8. Plemićka obitelj Zdunić (Zdunich, Zduna) iz roda Krmpotića
  • Hrvatski plemićki zbor Croatian Nobility Association, member of CILANE The European Commission of the Nobility
  • Plemenita općina Turopolje Noble Municipality of Turopolje (Universitas nobilium campi Turopolje)
  • Index of Siebmacher's Armorials - The database contains the family names and titles (more than 137,000 entries) of the General-Index zu den Siebmacherschen Wappenbüchern 1605-1967 (General Index of Siebmacher’s Armorials 1605–1967).
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