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Noble surnames, such as Depina, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Depina, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Depina family originally lived near a cliff or on a rocky patch of land. Ancient records reveal the name Depina is derived from the Spanish word "peña," which means "rock," "crag" or "cliff."

Depina Early Origins



The surname Depina was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

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Depina Spelling Variations


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Depina Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pena, Peña, Penas, Peñas, de Pena, de Peña, de la Pena, de la Peña, Peñal, Penal, Peñón, Peñon, Penón, Penon, Peño, Peno, Peñuela and many more.

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Depina Early History


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Depina Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Depina research. Another 414 words (30 lines of text) covering the year 1338 is included under the topic Early Depina History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Depina Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Depina Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were seventeenth century Spanish writer Juan Antonio de la Peña; eighteenth century Colombian military officer Vicente Peña; nineteenth century Colombian poet Belisario Peña; nineteenth century Ecuadoran jurist and diplomat Lorenzo R. Peña; nineteenth century Colombian naturalist Camilo Peña; nineteenth century...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Depina Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso de la Peña, who sailed to America in 1588; Bartolomé de Peña sailed to Cuba in 1517; Diego de Peña sailed to New Spain in 1534; Francisco de la Peña sailed to Nicaragua in 1534.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Depina (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Depina (post 1700)



  • Gloria DePina, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2008

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Depina Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Depina 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 11:33.

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