IVANAC from Croatia
The 52 IVANAC found at Ellis Island are from Croatia, in the region around and near Zagorje (the one near Ogulin NOT the region above Zagreb!)
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IVANAC sounds like eevahats, and is derived from the male given name Ivan (which means John in English) the -ac means "belonging to".
Of the 193 IVANAC listings in the Croatia phone book 22 come from Karlovac County were the above towns are located.
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