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 carries the name of Gornji (Upper) Karini. This household name is directly derived from the surname of the people living at this address. The “Gornji” designation is to differentiate is from the Dolnji Karini but may also suggest a difference in elevation from the two households.
Through the period of our studies, we have found 2 distinct houses which carried the Karin surname–not to be confused with the Kajin surname. This is the first of the two houses (in order of house address).
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is Nikolaj Karin b. 1801. He married Katarina Radovič b. 1801 and had at least 6 children, including:
1B. Katarina Karin b. 1839, m. 1858 to Jurij Benec (Podklanec 16).
Nikolaj Karin [1A] and his wife Helena Žalec had 7 children, including:
2A. Nikolaj Karin b. 1853, m. 1879 to Barbara Medved (Dolnja Medvedova) — they remained at this house.
2B. Jurij Karin b. 1859. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2C. Franc Karin b. 1862, m. 1893 to Katarina Kobetič (Hrast 4).
2D. Jože Karin b. 1864, died in Collier, Pennsylvani at the age of 49. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that he ever married.
2E. Ana Karin b. 1867, m. 1890 to Matija Šutej (Šutejov from Sečje Selo).
Nikolaj Karin [2A] and his wife Barbara Medved had 9 children, including:
3A. Barbara Karin b. 1881, m. 1904 to Peter Kobetič (Šoštarov from Nova Lipa).
3B. Marija Karin b. 1884. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
3C. Nikolaj Karin b. 1892, m. 1913 to Ana Belavič (Podklanec 2) — they remained at this house.
3E. Jože Karin b. 1900. It is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Nikolaj Karin [3C] and his wife Ana Belavič had 1 child:
Nikolaj Karin [4A] and his wife Barbara Starešinič had 5 children, including:
5A. Jože Karin b. 1938. He died at the age of 71.