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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Slovenian : (mainly eastern Slovenia; Žalar) status name from the dialect word žalar ‘cottager’, ‘tenant’, from the Austrian German word Söller (compare Sellner). This denoted a day laborer who lived in a small house with no agricultural land.
  • Slovenian : habitational name for a person from the village of Zala.

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