My mother and father both came from Crikvenica in Croatia. My mother's maiden name was Car, as was my father's mother's maiden name. It's a very common name their and usually you are known by another name which may denote where the family originated or some other connection. My mother was known by smitinka (Pronounced shmitinka).
My father came to Western Australia in 1925 and my mother in 1934, when they were married.