While every house in Slovenia has a civic address, many houses also carry a household name. These names are how other people typically referred to that family. This house originally carried the name of Turmarovi. At this time, the origin of this name is unknown to us. The household name later changed to Ludčevi. The root of this name “lud” translates to crazy or distraught in some Slavic languages. It may have suggested something about the patriarch of the house when the name was changed.
Through the period of our studies, we have found seventeen distinct houses which originally carried the Flajnik surname. This is the fifth of the seventeen houses (in order of house address). The Flajnik surname is only originally found in Hrast and Perudina.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is Matija Flajnik b. 1783. He married Barbara Pavlešič b. 1783 and had at least 4 children, including:
1A. Ana Flajnik b. 1808, m. ca. 1833 to Matija Flajnik (Javšanov).
1B. Nikolaj Flajnik b. 1810, died at the age of 35. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
1C. Matija Flajnik b. 1815, m. 1839 to Katarina Panjan (Hrast 30) — they remained at this house.
1D. Marija Flajnik b. 1820. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Matija Flajnik [1C] and his wife Katarina Panjan had 5 children, including:
2A. Katarina Flajnik b. 1844, died at the age of 35. At this time, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
2B. Ana Flajnik b. 1853. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Matija Flajnik [1C] m. 1860 to his second wife Ana Špehar (Perudina 7). Together they had 4 children, including:
2E. Jurij Flajnik b.1870, m. aft. 1897 to Ana Pavletič (Lovrinova from Nova Lipa).
Miha Flajnik [2D] and his wife Katarina Moravec had 5 children, including:
3A. Marija Flajnik b. 1889, m. 1905 to Tomas Radočaj (Radočaj Selo 33).
3B. Ana Flajnik b. 1891, died in the US. At this point, it is unknown if she was ever married or had children.
3C. Katarina Flajnik b. 1894, m. 1921 to Gregor Čurek (Kupčina 107).
3E. Angela Flajnik b. 1909, m. 1926 to Matija Kobetič (Mikulinov from Nova Lipa).
Jurij Flajnik [3D] and his wife Katarina Stegne had 2 children.