Šaravanja families are Croats and they are mostly from middle Bosnia. According to some sources they are from Dobrog Sela near Mostara, Bosnia. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Herzegovina (Siroki Brijeg area) and in Middle Bosnia (Visoko area). In Dobro Selo in Middle Bosnia every fourth inhabitant had the family name Šaravanja.
About 430 people with faimily name Šaravanja live in Croatia today, in 150 households. There were 10 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number multiplied. They are located in the most of Croatian counties, in 31 cities and 31 other places, mostly in Zagreb (110), Slavonski Brod (65), Ivankovo in Vinkovci area (50), Ilok (35), and in Vinkovci (30).