In the 1712/14 census done in Lika and Krbava among Vlach population, and other documents, were found many surnames with Albanian and Arbanasi word roots, and suffixes "-aj" (e.g. Bulaja, Mataija, Šolaja, Saraja, Suknajić, Rapajić), "-ez" (Kokez, Kekez, Ivez, Malez etc.), Šimleša, Šimrak, Šinđo/a/n, Šintić, Kalember, Flego, Macura, Cecić, Kekić, Zotović and many others.
The Albanians in Croatia come from various historical periods, in Middle Ages existed in coastal cities or mostly assimilated with Vlachs, in the 17th and 18th century happened Arbanasi migration, and in modern time came as seasonal workers or war refugees. Despite existence of surnames with linguistically Albanian origin, before modern day time, today those people who bare that surnames can't be considered as Albanians.
Notable people who bare surnames by origin Albanian (besides Arbanasi)
Andrija Aleši (1425-1505) – architect, painter and sculptor who worked in Dalmatia, but born in Albania