My maiden name is Ashley Spanovich. I am a descendant of Michael M Spanovich, whose parents were Simo Spanovich and Sara Bijelic. Simo's parents were George(Gjuro?)Spanovich and stana (?).
Here in the States there are 2 main groups of Spanovich. Simo immigrated around 1912 and settled in the Pennsylvania area. Another set settled in the Minnesota area around the same time and live there today. We are almost certain we are related, but unsure of exactly how. Perhaps brothers or uncles of Simo?
We were always told we were Serbian but many record show immigration from Croatia. Are there many Spanovich's in the Yugoslavia area today? It is very nice to meet you and I look forward to hearing from you!