Starchiojdul, Chiojdu Mic and Valea Ana are connected by legend to two old men that settled there and had two sons and a daughter that founded these three localities, then Ana moved south and opened an inn called Chiojdeanca. Oral tradition says gives an Transylvanian origin to these founders.
The oldest village seems to be Starchiojdul, known in the past as Stari Kiojd, which is clearly not a Romanian language toponym, Stari being Slavic for old and Kiojd could be from Szeker or Slavic. This village is documented by Mihail Voievod in 1418. By oral tradition local wood workers cleared the forest areas allowing population of typical Romanian sub-Carpathian farming households.
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