Piña History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Piña surname comes from the Old French word "pinard", which was a small medieval coin, so called because it bore a pine cone. The name Piña is thought to have evolved from a nickname, perhaps for a rich man, or a miser.

Early Origins of the Piña family

The surname Piña was first found in Maine where they held a family seat at the seigneurie of la Croix.

Early History of the Piña family

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Piña Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pinard, Pinart, Pina, Pinar, du Pinard, du Pinard, Val Pinard, Val Pinart, de Pinard, de Pinart and many more.

Early Notables of the Piña family (pre 1700)

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Piña Ranking

In the United States, the name Piña is the 1,727th most popular surname with an estimated 17,409 people with that name. [1]


United States Piña migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Piña Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernard DeLa Pina, aged 45, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [2]
  • Juan Pina, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [2]
  • Joaquin Pina, aged 22, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [2]
  • Juan Bautista De Pina, who landed in New Spain in 1877 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Piña (post 1700) +

  • Stephen Pina, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004 [3]
  • Antonio Velasco Piña (1935-2020), Mexican novelist, spiritual writer and essayist
  • Joaquim Pina Moura (1952-2020), Portuguese politician and economist, Member of the Socialist Party
  • Pina Renzi (1901-1984), Italian film actress who appeared in 56 films between 1933 and 1959


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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