Franceskina Baran

2 October 1730–22 February 1772
Novi Vinodolski, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Croatia

The Life Summary of Franceskina

When Franceskina Baran was christened on 2 October 1730, in Novi Vinodolski, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Croatia, her father, Peter Baran, was 27 and her mother, Lucia Kriskovich, was 25. She married Petar Potocnjak on 30 April 1750, in Novi Vinodolski, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Croatia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 22 February 1772, in her hometown, at the age of 41.

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Petar Potocnjak
Franceskina Baran
Marriage: 30 April 1750
Vicentia Potocnjak
Ivan Simun Potocnjak
Mikula Ivan Potocnjak

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  • Marriage
    30 April 1750Novi Vinodolski, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Croatia
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    World Events (1)

    In the 18th century, the parish church was rebuilt and the castle was also renovated. Old roads were restored and new ones were built in the direction of Zengg and Rijeka. In 1763, 210 households were counted in the Novi estate, of which 6 were noble, 11 free, 63 artisanal and 130 serf houses. In the second half of the 18th century Novit was returned to Croatia to Maria Theresa. Then existed only until 1786 as part of the county of Severin, and after its dissolution it became part of the Hungarian Littoral (“Litorale Hungaricum”). At the beginning of the 19th century, under French occupation, it became part of the Illyrian provinces, from 1813 it belonged to Austria again, and then in 1822 it returned to the Hungarian crown. It was administered by the governor of Rijeka in the second half of the 19th century. In 1875 it became a judicial seat , in 1886 it became a district seat. In 2002, out of 5282 inhabitants in the village, there were 4775 Croats and 161 Serbs.

    Name Meaning

    1 Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian (Bárány): nickname from baran ‘ram’, borne by either a forceful, lusty man or else by a shepherd.2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the same word, baran ‘ram’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (4)

    • Franciske in entry for Vicfencfu Potocnjaku, "Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994"
    • Franicze in entry for Mikulu Ivana Potocnjaku, "Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994"
    • Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994; Death of Franciska Potocnjak nata Baran, wife of Peter Potocnjak

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