Lucena History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Lucena family

The surname Lucena was first found in Andalusia, in southern Spain.

Important Dates for the Lucena family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lucena research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1430 and 1506 are included under the topic Early Lucena History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lucena Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lucena, Lucenas, Lucen, Luca and others.

Early Notables of the Lucena family (pre 1700)

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Lucena migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lucena Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Diego De Lucena, who arrived in America in 1516
  • Anton de Lucena, who, along with his wife Maria De Calatrava and their children Bartolome and Alonso, who arrived in New Spain in 1578
  • Gaspar de Lucena, who settled in Peru in 1579
Lucena Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Lucena, who arrived at Providence, Rhode Island in 1761
  • James Lucena, who landed in Rhode Island in 1761 [1]
Lucena Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego De Lucena, who landed in America in 1816 [1]
  • Francisco De Lucena, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]
  • Bartolome Lucena, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1857 [1]

Lucena migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lucena Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • W. A. Lucena, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Lucena (post 1700)

  • María Elena Lucena Arcuri (1914-2015), Argentine film actress of the Golden Age of Argentine Cinema
  • Rafael Hinojosa y Lucena (b. 1939), writer in Spain
  • Agustin Pereyra Lucena, guitarist and composer

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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