In Croatia, Cesnik families are generally Croats (from Samobor ), very rarely Italians (from Rijeka ), and barely Slovenes (from Samobor ). In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Samobor and in Slovenia.
About 50 people with faimily name Cesnik live in Croatia today, in 18 households. There were 40 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number increased by 20 percent. They are located in 6 Croatian counties, in 7 cities and 7 other places, mostly in Samobor (15), Zagreb (<10), Varazdin (<10), Vrbovec Samoborski (<10), and in Mala Rakovica (<5).