Llerena History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Llerena surname are unclear; it is thought that perhaps the word "llerena" comes from "llera," in turn from the Latin "glarea," or "gravel," describing a rocky land. The Llerena surname may also derives from the place-name Llerena, which is located in the province of Badajoz, in the region of Extremadura (southern Spain, bordering Portugal), though others suppose that the place was named after the family. The place-name Llerena is said to derive from the word "erena" which means "laurel tree."

Early Origins of the Llerena family

The surname Llerena was first found in Veldorado, in the province of Burgos, in Old Castile. Other sources have it that the origin of Lerena is Moorish: Arab parchments by Asi Ben Azar tell of Al Manzor, "the hammer of Christians" and of Ibrahim Lerena Azar, a warrior that fought by his side in the conquest of Spain. The Moorish family Lerena was said to be established in Aragon and La Rioja.

Early History of the Llerena family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Llerena research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1610, 1622, 1734, 1785, 1787, and 1791 are included under the topic Early Llerena History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Llerena Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Llerena, Lerena, Llerenas, Lerenas, Llerana and others.

Early Notables of the Llerena family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Cristobal de Llerena, a Spanish Dominican priest, writer and musician, who lived during the XVi century (circa 1540-1610). Juan Lopez de Lerena, was born in Velorado in 1622. Pedro Lopez of Lerena and Cuenca, born in Valdemoro in 1734, was Secretary of State and Officer of the Royal Treasury, Mayor of...
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United States Llerena migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Llerena Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro Del Llerena, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Beatriz De Llerena, who arrived in Peru in 1879 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Llerena (post 1700) +

  • Fernando Llerena, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004 [2]
  • Juan Llerena (1825-1900), Argentine poet, lawyer, politician, and Senador, eponym of the town of Juan Llerena, founded in 1906
  • Rafael Mario Ramón Llerena (1913-2006), Cuban intellectual who worked alongside Fidel Castro early in the Revolutions, but later, broke with Castro and fled to Miami
  • Marco Llerena, Chilean University Professor, and Chief of Scenic Arts for the Cultural Council
  • Dr. Jose Llerena, appointed first Dean for the Faculty of Odontology at the University of El Salvador
  • Julio Llerena, Peruvian writer

  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 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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