Arena History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Arena family

The surname Arena was first found in various parts of Southern Italy including early references in Sicily, and the city of Naples. The name eventually moved further north, and those members of the family that lived there adopted the northern tradition of ending their name in "i," whereas those that stayed in the south kept the southern suffixes. The name Arena means "sand" and was probably first given to someone who lived near a beach or sandy area.

Important Dates for the Arena family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arena research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1382 is included under the topic Early Arena History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arena Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Arena, Areni, D'Arena, Arenella, Arenello, Areniello, Arenoso and many more.

Early Notables of the Arena family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Arena Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arena migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arena Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan De Arena, who landed in America in 1814 [1]
  • Pedro De Arena, who landed in America in 1826 [1]
  • Antonio Arena, aged 45, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Ignacio DeLa Arena, aged 26, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Isna Arena, aged 26, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Arena (post 1700)

  • Benjamin J. Arena, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1948 [2]
  • Gilbert Jay Arena Jr. (b. 1982), American professional basketball player
  • Kenneth Scott "Kenny" Arena (b. 1981), former American soccer defender
  • Bruce Arena (b. 1951), American soccer coach
  • Franca Arena (b. 1939), Australian politician and activist
  • Tina Arena (b. 1967), Australian singer of Sicilian heritage
  • Marie Arena (b. 1966), Belgian politician

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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