Our earliest research to date has been able to take us back to about 1750 for this village. At that time, the most dominant names to exist in this village were Mravinec, Radovič and Šutej among others. Many of these names still exist here today with some much more diminished from what they once were before. Unlike other villages in the Vinica region, this village continues to thrive but that is because of its proximity to Vinica and the fact that part of the village is along the main road that leads towards the Croatian border.
When we turn to Birth and Marriage Registers (matične knjige) kept by the Catholic Church, we can identify 16 individual households existing in Sečje Selo in the year 1820. Some of these households, and the houses themselves, have since vanished. Other have been since created, usually as delniki, i.e. by partitions of a pre-existing household into two (or more) households.
The families in Sečje Selo are long standing families where ownership of households did not change hands very often. We have found 8 distinct surnames in the oldest church records including, Hušič (1 house), Kambič (1 house), Mikšič (1 house), Moravec (1 house), Mravinec (5 houses), Radovič (3 houses), Starešinič (1 house) and Šutej (3 houses).
Below is a list of the houses of Sečje Selo with both the original house numbers and today’s house numbers (if the house still exists). Also included is the household name (if known).
|Old House #||New House #||Original Name||New Name||Special Notes|
- This house once stood beneath Sečje Selo 1.
- This house stood beneath Sečje Selo 2 facing the Kopla river.
- This house no longer exists. It was near where 23A now stands.
- This house is now empty.
- This house no longer exists.