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."
Early Origins of the Depina family
Castile, in north central Spain.
Early History of the Depina family
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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.
Early Notables of the Depina family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were seventeenth century Spanish writer Juan Antonio de la Peņa; eighteenth century Colombian military officer Vicente Peņa; nineteenth century Colombian poet Belisario Peņa; nineteenth century Ecuadoran jurist and diplomat Lorenzo R. Peņa; nineteenth century Colombian naturalist Camilo Peņa; nineteenth century...
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Migration of the Depina family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Depina (post 1700)
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