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Fenrich von Gjurgjenovac
Origin: Croatia
Variant(s): Fenrich de Gjurgjenovac
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Fenrich von Gjurgjenovac (also Fenrich de Gjurgjenovac) is a surname of a prominent patrician family from Susine-Gjurgjenovac, Kingdom of Hungary-Croatia.[1] The family originated in the 17th century Lower Saxony (Germany)[2][3] and moved to Vas, Hugary, from whence they finally came to eastern Croatia[4][5].


Fenrich von Gjurgjenovac

Fenrich von Gjurgjenovac

Local importance of the family Edit

According to church records from nearby town Nasice, the Fenrich family was one of the founders of Gjurgjenovac (present day Djurdjenovac), an industrial town in eastern Croatia.[6][7]

House Fenrich-Kremer Đurđenovac

House Fenrich-Kremer, Djurdjenovac, Croatia (courtesy of

About 1910 the family started the construction of a manor house in Djurdjenovac, known as "The Fenrich-Kremer House", commonly referred to as "The Red Villa".[8] This house stayed their primary residence until 1945. Fenrichs were also indirectly implicated in the process of installation of local municipial government in Djurdjenovac, together with other distinguished members of the local aristocracy.[9]

Zapisnik zasiedanjah skuštine občine našice

Matijaš pl. Fenrich mentioned in a document about installation of Municipality of Gjurgjenovac.

Armales fenrich de gjurgjenovac

FENRICH v. GJURGJENOVAC Litterae armales

Family today Edit

In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Nasice area and in Nasice. About 30 people with family name Fenrich live in Croatia today, mostly in Zagreb and Djurdjenovac.[10]

Fenrich surname in Croatia

Prevalence of Fenrich surname in present-day Croatia (courtesy of by Croatian Ancestry Limited, Chicago, USA)

Individuals with that surname but no separate pageEdit

  • Heinrich Konrad v. Fenrich (1813 – 1873)
  • Johann v. Fenrich (1849 – 1908)
  • Jakob v. Fenrich (1867 – 1925)
  • Dragutin pl. Fenrich (1882 – 1914)
  • Johann Fenrich v. Gjurgjenovac (1873 – 1939)
  • Anna Fenrich v. Gjurgjenovac (1887 – 1931)
  • Matthias Leopold Fenrich v. Gjurgjenovac (1920 – 1985)
  • Franjo Fenrich v. Gjurgjenovac (1941 – 1994)
  • Alois Fenrich v. Gjurgjenovac (1945 – 2010)
  • Franz Fenrich v. Gjurjgenovac (1922 – 1987)
  • Johann Fenrich v. Gjurgjenovac (1904 – 1989)
  • Maria Fenrich v. Gjurgjenovac (1928 – 2002)
  • Christian v. Fenrich (1851 – 1912)
  • Andreas (Andras) v. Fenrich (1856 – 1903)
  • Ludwig v. Fenrich (1897 – 1969)
  • Friedrich Achaz v. Fenrich (1816 – 1892)
  • Karl August v. Fenrich (1846 – 1911)

References Edit

  1. ^ Zelimir Cako: Durdenovac Kronika (1995), ISBN 953-96696-0-X
  2. ^ Conrado Bertholdo: "Stammbaum und Geschlechtshistorie des hochwohlgebohrnen Hauses der Herren von Grone" (1726.)
  3. ^ Valentin König: Genealogische Adelshistorie - Dritter Theil (III), Wolffgang Deer, Leipzig 1736, S. 434
  4. ^ Hungary, Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 December 2014), Josephus Fenrik, 27 Mar 1891, Baptism; citing Hosszupereszteg, Vas, Hungary, Tolna Megyei Leveltar, Budapest (National Archives, Budapest); FHL microfilm 700,976.
  5. ^ Durdenovac Church Records, 1983-1987, Burial Record: Matthevs Leopoldvs Friedrickvs Fenrich de Suszine-Gjurgjenowatz, Roman Catholic, deceased 1985.
  6. ^ List of the oldest family names in Durdenovac (1878-1909), Croatian State Archive in Osijek, 2015
  7. ^ Matica rođenih rkt. župe Antuna Padovanskog u Našicama 1880-1890. godine, br. 473 b. ;  Matični ured Našice, Matična knjiga rođenih rkt. župe A.Padovanski Našice 1896 - 1904. godine (za Đurđenovac) ; Izvod iz matične knjige umrlih župe A.Padovanskog u Našicama 1878-1890. godine, br. 484 a ;  Matični ured Našice, Matična knjiga umrlih 1902-1909. godine rkt. župe A.Padovanskog Našice (za Đurđenovac).
  8. ^ Photographs of the House Fenrich-Kremer in Durdenovac, Croatia (retrieved from
  9. ^ Nasice Local History Museum, Fundus: "Zapsinici zasiedanjah skupštine obćine Našičke od 1929. do 1931." p. 281 (in Serbo-Croatian).
  10. ^ Surname Fenrich,

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