Luna History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Luna, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Luna, 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 Luna family originally lived in the town called Luna.

Early Origins of the Luna family

The surname Luna was first found in Aragon, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Luna family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luna research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1238, 1229, 1282, 1469, 1299, 1358, 1406, 1396, 1397, 1328, 1423, 1388, 1390, 1453, 1453, 1519, 1573 and 1559 are included under the topic Early Luna History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Luna Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Luna, de Luna, de la Luna and others.

Early Notables of the Luna family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Maria de Luna (1358-1406), Queen Consort of Aragon, spouse of King Martin I of Aragon, known as "La Grande" (English: The Great), regarded as one of the most notable queens in Aragon, regent 1396-1397. Pedro Martínez de Luna y Pérez de Gotor (1328-1423), known as el Papa Luna in Spanish and Pope Luna in English, was an Aragonese nobleman, who as Pope Benedict XIII, is considered an antipope (see Western Schism) by the Catholic Church. Álvaro de Luna y Jarana (c. 1388 and 1390 - 1453), Duke of Trujillo, 1st Count of San Esteban...
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Luna World Ranking

In the United States, the name Luna is the 492nd most popular surname with an estimated 57,201 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Luna is ranked the 8,985th most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [2] And in South America, the name Luna is the 65th popular surname with an estimated 67 people with that name. [3]


United States Luna migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Luna Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Luis de Luna, who voyaged to Río de la Plata in the mid 1500s. He was a member of the expedition that founded the city of Cordoba in Argentina
  • Alonso de Luna, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Andrés de Luna, who sailed to America in 1516
  • Antonio de Luna, who sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Gonzalo de Luna, who sailed to Peru in 1534
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Luna Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Luna, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [4]
  • Alonso De Luna, who landed in America in 1813 [4]
  • Andres De Luna, who arrived in America in 1816 [4]
  • Pedro De Luna, who arrived in America in 1827 [4]
  • Antonio De Luna, who landed in Peru in 1834 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Luna migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Luna Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Cristobal De Luna, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1875 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Luna (post 1700) +

  • James Luna (1950-2018), Mexican-American performance artist, photographer and multimedia installation artist
  • Donyale Luna (1945-1979), American model and cover girl
  • Maria Luna, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member, Rules Committee, 1988; Member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 2004-08 [6]
  • Kari Luna, American Democratic Party politician, Vice-chair of Hawaii Democratic Party, 2008; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 2008 [6]
  • Joseph P. Luna, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1944 [6]
  • Joseph P. Luna, American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Lodi, New Jersey, 1944-51 [6]
  • Gregory Luna, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Texas State Senate; Elected 1992, 1994, 1996; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996 [6]
  • George Luna, American politician, Mayor of Atascadero, California, 2004, 2007 [6]
  • Chris Luna, American Democratic Party politician, Member, Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [6]
  • Casey E. Luna, American Democratic Party politician, Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico; Elected 1990; Presidential Elector for New Mexico, 1992 [6]
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. James Edward Luna, American Seaman Second Class from Oklahoma, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [7]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_South_America
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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