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ZONA FAMILIES OF NEW CASTLE,PENNSYLVANIA

A Brief Family History
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     Most of the Zona immigration to the U.S. occured between 1888-1891. They came from Pehull,Sianto,Creva,Casi Cossato, Calvi Risorta,Cossato,Sianto,Graus Vetuston,& Caserta to board ships at Naples & Palermo in Italy for the U.S.
     By 1920 most of the immigrants had landed in the northern tier of states in the U.S.,such as Minnesota,Wisconsin,Illlinois,Ohio,New York,& Pennsylvania.
     Of those who came to Pennsylvania,many chose the larger cities of Philadelphia & Pittsburgh,simply for the job opportunities.
     But over the decades the Zonas have melted into the smaller communities. It seems that other than Allegheny County,most of the modern-day Zonas have lived in Ellwood City,with a smaller group living in New Castle. 
     They Anglosized their names,like this:
       GAETANO       became    GERALD
       LUIGI                 became    LOUIS
       GIUSEPPE      became    JOSEPH
       ROSA               became    ROSE
       MARIA              became    MARY
 

Sample family crest; Size=135 pixels wide

List of Surnames

Here I list all of the family names and variations I've found while researching the Zona family tree:
ALBINO
AZAR
CALABRESE
CARUSO
CASUCCIO
CLETTA
CUTILLO
D' AUGUSTO
DeCAPRIO
DeLILLO
DiCAPRIO
ELARI
FAROANE
FINLEY
FORBES
FUSCO
HALEY
HILER
HUDSON
KELLBAUGH
LaCAVA
LATESS
McCLUNG
MAIN
MALIZIA
MANGINE
MATTHEWS
MEADE
MOORE
NAPOLITANO
PARASCENZO
PEZZUTO
RAPP
READ
ROZZI
SHELDON
TILLIA
VANASSA
WADSWORTH
ZONA

ZONA means "zone","area","a band",a girdle.
 

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This site last updated January 10,2007