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Where did the French Tena family come from? What is the French Tena family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tena family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tena family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Tenarre, Tenarres, Tenare, Tenares, Tennarre, Tennarres, Tennare, Tennares, Tenart, Tenarts, Tenarte, Tenartes, Tennart, Tennarts, Tennarte, Tennartes, Tenard, Tenards, Tenarde, Tenardes, Tennard, Tennards, Tennarde, Tennardes, de Tenarre, du Tenarre and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tena research. Another 263 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1312, 1388, 1430, 1569, 1594, 1642, 1700, 1610, 1690, 1638 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Tena History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 63 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tena Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tena Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Alonso De Tena, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Manuel DeLa Tena, aged 28, landed in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Manuel Tena, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Francisco Tena, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1865

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  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Tena Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tena Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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