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There are many Zhilin families of different origin. My Zhilin(Zilenas,Zilionis) originated from the lake Zhili in Oshmeny, Belarus(former Lithuanian town Asmena).Some  Zhilins were rewarded with estates in Kursk,etc.in the 17th century.  It is described in www.vgd.ru. The composer of romances Aleksey Zhilin is the common ancestor of all  Lithuanian Zilionises. His son Dmitry Zhilin is described in the story "The prisoner of Caucasus" by Lev Tolstoy.The Oscar film about this story is called "Prisoner of the Mountains";The attatched genealogical table includes descendants of Dmitry Zhilin. Dmitry's grandson Nikolay Zhilin was a member of Tsar Duma (parliament)..Guerrillas Mykolas Zilionis and Juozas Zilionis have perished fighting  Soviet occupants. Vincas Zilionis was a writer. Marija Zilionyte-Smitiene was an opera solist.


Dmitry Zhilin had a halfbrother Timofey-Tamosius Zhilin-Zilionis. His descendants in www.zilionis.lt.


Zilenases also originated from Oshmeny's Zhilins. The most famous Zilenas is the founder of Lithuanian National Museum Vincas Zilenas. www.ufolog.ru indicates Zhilionis(1746),Zhilionitie(Zilionyte (1513),and Zhilienas(Zilenas (1703), but their versions are incorrect.

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