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
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
GIUSEPPE became JOSEPH
List of Surnames
Here I list all of the family names and variations I've found while researching the Zona family tree: