Period example of -ovic ending:

Banovic (Obrko Banovic). 1368. [Mor 141] s.n. Ban - Wickenden 2nd edition.

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Bogdan: Name of three princes of Moldavia, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. dating the name to 1349, as Moldavia's first prince.
Same webpage - Bogdan III the One-eyed (reigned 1504-17)
Also found as a Slavic name in Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names,
Vucović: Patronymic byname of Vlatko Vukovic (d.1392), first ruler of Hum/Hercegovina (Kosaca family).
Servian Unity Congress website,

Client also cites Vuk, from Goldschmidt "Vuk (m) - Vuk. 1419. [Mor 51]
-ovic "Early Croation Given Names", Walraven van Nijmegen,
"Bynames, or surnames, were rare throughout Europe during this time...Those few individuals recorded with a byname have a patronymic, formed from the father's name. These may be simply the father's name unmodified, or a construction formed by adding -ov or -ovic."

The -ovic pattern is in SENA Appendix A for south Slavic -

South Slavic (Serbian, Croatian, etc.)
All patterns must be documented. Our sources for South Slavic names are quite limited. One useful source is Walraven van Nijmegen, "Early Croatian Given Names" (, which documents the pattern of a single given name followed by a single patronymic byname which is either the father's name unchanged or a construction formed by adding -ov, -ovic. Other sources suggest -ic may sometimes be used to construct a patronymic byname.