Hello Sharon, I´ve been looking up my surname ,Yurick, and found your thread. My grandfather´s parents came to Chile around 1880 to 1900. They settled in Valparaiso (central Chile). Children were Johnny, Lucy, Patrick,Peter, Francisco and another I can´t remember. Francisco was the youngest and my grandfather. He always sayd his family was AustroHungarian. I´m trying to find out where exactly they came from.
I would like to keep in touch and exchange information. There´s a lot on how people got to the US but not that much info on southamerica. I susspect they departed from Hamburg.
I also found out that the surname is registered as one of the clans in south croatia in the 15th century and was originally DJURIC. In the 1800 it appears as D´URIC¨.
Best wishes and any help would be appreciated. Thanks.