In Croatia, Barec families are Croats (from Ivanic-Grad ). In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Ivanic-Grad and in Zagreb. In Lijevi Dubrovčak in Ivanic-Grad every twentieth inhabitant had the family name Barec.
About 20 people with faimily name Barec live in Croatia today, in four households only. There were 20 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number remains constant. They are located in only threee naselja i to in Lijevi Dubrovcak (10), Ivanic-Grad (<5), and in Topolje (<5).