Markanović families are almost entirely Croats and they are mostly from middle Bosnia , rarely Serbs. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Middle Bosnia (Maglaj area) and in Middle Bosnia (Zavidovici area). In Vrbica in Western Bosnia every tenth inhabitant had the family name Markanović.
About 640 people with faimily name Markanović live in Croatia today, in 270 households. There were 60 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number multiplied. They are located in almost all Croatian counties, in 51 cities and 76 other places, mostly in Zagreb (125), Bjelovar (35), Rijeka (25), Petrinja (20), and in Pula (15).