In Croatia, Badel families are almost entirely Croats (from Zapresic ), barely Slovenes. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Zagreb and Zapresic.
About 50 people with faimily name Badel live in Croatia today, in 20 households. There were 60 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number decreased by 10 percent. They are located in four Croatian counties and threee other places, mostly in Zadar (15), Zagreb (10), Sesvete (<10), Zapresic (<10), and in Ivanec Bistranski (<5).