--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., LawFirm Recruiter <recruitingpost@y...>
> One of the names I am researching is Busich. This
> name, with this spelling is found in the US from
> Colonial times onward. However, I am researching Adam
> Busich of Imotska, b. abt 1880. Immigrated toChicago,
> Illinois (date unknown).
> My research of Ship Passenger Lists (Ellis Island) and
> US Census Records (Chicago) show numerous names close
> to the name Busich, but very few (almost none) with
> that spelling. I realize Adam (and many others) did
> not know read or write English, so the record keepers
> and census takers wrote down what they heard. What do
> you think the Croatian spelling of Busich would be?
> (Iam guessing Bucic.)
> Also, what would the name Adam be in Croatian?
> Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.Jolie
> Blanchard Brown
> recruitingpost@y... the following
> surnames in Chicago: Busich
> (Croatian), Spillar (Hungarian), Sporcic
> (Croatian),Radosevich (from Zagreb).
You are researching a Croatian surname at a Slovakia
Web site ? No matter.
Am Webmaster Croatia Gen Web and also Slovak.
Imotski, Croatia is located in the Splitsko region of Croatia at the
current Bosnia & Herzegovina border.
The Croatian telephone directory lists under Split z^upanija (county)
3 surnames Bucic'
37 surnames Buc^ic'
1 surname Busic'
> What do you think the Croatian spelling of Busich
> would be ? (I am guessing Bucic)
It would be Bus^ic' especially since 119 surnames Bus^ic'
are listed under Split county including the 18 listed under
With Croatian diacritics Bus^ic' is pron. Bushich.
c' pronounced as " ch " in English word ch-eap.
c is pronounced as " ts " in English word tse-tse.
The angular c' is used when c is the last letter in a Croatian
ELlis Island records (1892-1924) list 91 surnames Busic.
You looked in the 1900/1910/1920 U.S. Census enumeration microfilms
under Chicago for surname ?
I lived in Chicago for a time.
You checked out the Newberry Library ?
Spent many a day researching there.
Don't know Adam as a South Slavic first name ?
Croatian probate lawyers charge their clients large sums to find