Matulić - Matulich-Halaburich-Popich Source: CROATIAN HERALDRY by Adam S. Eterovich
" MATULICH—–MATULIC "
Matulich is found in great numbers on the Island of Brac in the villages
of Dol and Postire and in Dragove, Molat, Pasman, Zadar and Split,
Dalmatia, Croatia. The name is first mentioned on Brac in 1586 and is
recorded as nobility in 1657 as Matulich-Halaburich-Popich. This clan
used Clan names of Papic, Gluho, Musa, Skarabaje, Zoje, Federiko, Dujic,
Kroculinac, Repic, Bobe, Prkacic, Druze, Pavlic, Papiluga, Stipurina,
Smiho and Burazinovich .
The Matulich’s were judqes, poets, alchemist and bishops in the 15th
and 16th centuries.The American Matulich’s were an interestinq group.
Jerome Matulich is recorded as under arrest (when caught) at Mobile,
Alabama in 1764 for selling whiskey and guns to the Indians in the
Louisiana Texas frontier territories and Nikola Matulich was a fisherman
and farmer with an Irish wife in Plaquemine Parish, Louisiana in the
Anton Matulich was a goldminer in the Amador of California in the
1860’s and !ater married a Swiss lass and became a stock raiser. Nikola
and Simun were also digging gold in the Amador and became American
citizens. George, Michael, Mateo and Marco had pioneer restaurants in
early San Francisco. Silvano Matulich was a priest in California and
Charles Matulich an architect.
John Matulich—Zoje of the Dol clan had an early restaurant in San
Francisco and later branched out into general commercial properties
which became the Matulich Building Corporation of California. The
patriarch of this successful American clan, John Matulich, presided over
this commercial empire along with his son Darko.
The Matulich coat of arms colors are gold for the dots; blue for the horizontal lines; and silver for the white.
Courtesy of the Croatian Genealogical and Heraldic Society, 2527 San
Carlos Ave., San Carlos, California, 94070. Phone: 650-592-1190;
E-Mail [email protected]; Web http://www.croatians.com. Adam S. Eterovich.