Barišić families are mainly Croats and they are mostly from Opuzen area. According to some sources they are from Omis, very rarely Serbs. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Zagreb and in Bosanian Posavina (Derventa area). In Galečić in Western Bosnia every third inhabitant had the family name Barišić.
About 6000 people with faimily name Barišić live in Croatia today, in 2400 households. There were 2000 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number tripled. They are located in almost all Croatian counties, in 97 cities and 399 other places, mostly in Zagreb (1290), Slavonski Brod (320), Split (270), Osijek (220), and in Solin (200).