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ZVALA (Zuella, Zello)

 

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Surnames

1997 Topographical Map

Online Historical Book:

Below Snina Rock (1964)

Photographs

Photographs - 2008 Reunion

Current Road Map

1939 Military map

Starina Reservoir
 

Topo Map #2

1914 Zemplin County Map (714KB)

  1925 Topo Map (1.4MB)  

Highlights

First Mentioned  
2001 Population 0
1914 Population 441;

8 Magyar, 8 German, 424 Ruthenian;

433 Greek Catholic, 5 Jewish

Village Names Zvala (Slovak, Rusyn) Zvola (Polish), Zello or Zuella (Magyar)

History

Village was evacuated in 1980 as it was in the watershed area for the construction of the Starina Reservoir.  One building and the cemetery remain.  This village is now a part of the Poloniny National Park.

 

1588 Zwyela, Zwela, 1635 Zuella, 1773 Zudla, 1808 Zujala. The first mention of the village is in 1588. It belonged to Humenné town, and then to Szirmay family. During the History, its inhabitants were occupied in agriculture and as woodmen.    Source: Roberto Cannoni, Italy

 

Photos

Zvala - Last Remaining Building, 2003

Copyright 2003, Alan Toy

Zvala - Ancestral Home of Karanik Family, 2003

Copyright 2003, Alan Toy

Zvala Cemetery, 2003

Copyright 2003, Alan Toy

Zvala - Cemetery - Karaniks Family Plot, 2003

Copyright 2003, Alan Toy

Zvala - Shrine at former Church, 2003

Copyright 2003, Alan Toy

 

 

Rusyns - Lost Homes - A picture essay of the land of the seven villages cleared to make way for the Starina Reservoir. 2006

Surnames

  • Karanik, Lipa/Lepa

The following surname were found on the Ellis Island Database and on the 1869 Census.  Alternate village names are shown.  Thank you to Paul Stagen for the extractions and research. (7/05)

Ellis Island Database 1869 Census
Zvala Zuella Zello Zuella
Busa
Czap
Czimbanics
Didik
Dubjak
Grazanics
Karkanik
Kerilikova
Krank
Kudrna
Lisegova
Makaj
Mikula
Popovics
Senko
Szap
Baranics
Baranik
Dubiak
Fercsak
Ferko
Gresko
Grodzamicz
Groranics
Grozanics
Gubik
Halgas
Kapko
Karanik
Kolomaznik
Koribanics
Korbanicz
Kulik
Kuribanics
Malinics
Margitan
Mechlovitz
Mechlowitz
Mitrik
Popowics
Skura
Stelymock
Sura
Szemko
Skenko
Szentelik
Sztebela
Vok
Zincamin
Audrejko
Czimbanin
Dubik
Dubjack
Ducsanico
Gresko
Haragaly
Kapka
Kapko
Koroz
Kronk
Kupinczak
Kuribunyics
Lampel
Margilan
Margilaw
Mulicsak
Opileik
Petreczky
Potochink
Quezancs
Sztebola
Wainsky
Zaranik
Bavol
Bilyo
Bobit
Brindzak
Bunganics
Chana
Dimics
Dzsosko
Gubics
Gulyanics
Hanics
Hanko
Herik
Hodnicsak
Hrebenak
Hurtyak
Jakubovics
Jambaly
Julyanics
Kreisler
Labancz
Lipa
Maczarik
Manhovics
Marko
Mechlyovics
Mechlyovics
Nyimecz
Pacrola
Preloh
Romonyak
Rudanics
Szivak
Szura
Szura
Ungerbider
Weisovics
Znak

 

 

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