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 Zidarovi, likely because a “zidar” or a “mason” was once the head of the household. It was later changed to Maljevčevi likely to reflect the surname of the residents of this household.
Through the period of our studies, we have found two distinct houses which originally carried the Maljevac surname. This is the second of the two houses (in order of house address). It is conceivable that this was the original Maljevac household with Nikolaj of the Mikiči being a son of Marko Maljevac.
The oldest record we have found to date for a person from this house is for Marko Maljevac b. 1768. He married Barbara Čadonič b. 1767. Together, they had at least 3 children, including:
1A. Katarina Maljevac b. 1797, had 3 illegitimate children — she remained at this house.
1B. Matija Maljevac b. 1803, m. 1833 to Katarina Špehar (Papova) — they remained at this house.
1C. Marko Maljevac b. 1809. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
Katarina Maljevac [1A] had 3 illegitimate children, including:
2A. Katarina Maljevac b. 1820, m. ca. 1846 to Matija Mihelčič (Goričan).
2B. Barbara Maljevac b. 1831. At this time, it is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Matija Maljevac [1B] and his wife Katarina Špehar had 8 children, including:
2C. Matija Maljevac b. 1835, died at the age of 25. At this time, it is unknown if he was ever married or had children.
2D. Jurij Maljevac b. 1837, m. 1869 to Marija Brozovič (Brozovičeva)1 — they remained at this house.
2E. Johan Maljevac b. 1839, m. 1873 to Katarina Žalec (Markovčeva) — they lived at Učakovci 45.
2F. Nikolaj Maljevac b. 1841. At this time, it is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
2G. Štefan Maljevac b. 1847, m. 1882 to Marija Mihelčič (Jurejevova) — they lived at Učakovci 27.
2H. Ana Maljevac b. 1850, m. 1869 to Jurij Brozovič (Brozovičevi)1.
1. Jurij Brozovič and Marija Brozovič were siblings.
Jurij Maljevac [2D] and his wife Marija Brozovič had 6 children, including:
3A. Jurij Maljevac b. 1873, m. 1895 to Marija Cvetič (Cvetičeva).
At this point, the Maljevac lineage ends in this house. Jurij Šveb (Spodnji Švebov) and Barbara Mihelčič (Staregova) moved into this house and had children.
Jurij Šveb and his wife Barbara Mihelčič had 2 children, including:
4A. Franc Šveb b. 1912, m. 1933 to Marija Bubaš (Cvetičeva) — they remained at this house.
Franc Šveb [4A] and his wife Marija Bubaš had 6 children.