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 had the name of Fortunovi. This name is directly derived from the surname of the family that lived at this house.
Without access to more historical information, we do not know what the surname of the family that previously inhabited this house was.
Through the period of our studies, we have found only one house which originally carried the Fortun surname in Otok. With the exception of the 2 households in Vukovci, the Fortun surname is more commonly found in Damelj as well as the Sinji Vrh Parish.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Marko Fortun (Priblanov from Vukovci) b. 1796. He married Barbara Medoš (Drenovec 9) b. 1804. At this time, it is unknown if they had any children.
Marko Fortun m. ca. 1841 to his second wife Lucija Žagar. Together, they had at least 3 children, including:
1A. Marija Fortun b. 1840. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
1B. Katarina Fortun b. 1842, m. 1877 to a man from Fratrovci 5.
1C. Štefan Fortun b. 1846, m. 1867 to Barbara Mravinec (Hrast pri Vinici 20) — they remained at this house.
Štefan Fortun [1C] and his wife Barbara Mravinec had 1 child:
Jurij Žagar and his wife Lucija Kobe had 9 children which were all born at Damelj 31, including:
3C. Marija Žagar b. 1855, m. 1888 to Jurij Flajnik (Brožičev) — they lived at Vukovci 27.