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 Markiči. The origin of the name was taken from the wife of the patriarch’s home of origin which was also the Markiči but residents of this home may have been called the “Dolnji Markiči” in order to distinguish the two households.
The surname of the original house owners is Novak. This is thought to be one of the most popular last names in Slovenia. It roughly translates to “new man” and historically, it may have referred to a new resident in a village.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Matija Novak b. 1828. He married Ana Benec (Markičova) b. 1833. Together they had 4 children, including:
1B. Jurij Novak b. 1859. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
1C. Ana Novak b. 1869, had 2 illegitimate children — she remained at this house.
Johan Novak [1A] and his wife Barbara Cvetaš had 4 children, including:
2A. Barbara Novak b. 1889. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Ana Novak [1C] had 2 illegitimate children, including:
2B. Ciril Novak b. 1902. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Peter Benec and his wife Barbara Čemas had 1 child.
At this point, the Benec lineage ends at this house with a single child born here. Jožef Tkalčevič (Majarčev) b. 1915 moved in with his wife and children.