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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.

Luna Early Origins



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

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Luna Spelling Variations


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Luna Spelling Variations



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

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Luna Early History


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Luna Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luna research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1238, 1229, 1282, 1469, 1299, 1358, 1406 and 1396 are included under the topic Early Luna History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Luna Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Luna Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family Maria de Luna (1358-1406), queen consort of Aragon, as the 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 1396-97; were fourteenth century Aragonese nobleman Pedro de Luna, who...

Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Luna Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 sailed to America in 1516
  • Antonio de Luna sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Gonzalo de Luna 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
  • Alonso De Luna, who landed in America in 1813
  • Andres De Luna, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Pedro De Luna, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Luis De Luna, who landed in Venezuela in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Luna (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Luna (post 1700)



  • Walter B. Luna, American politician, Postmaster at Dallas, Texas, 1929-30, 1933-38 (acting, 1929-30, 1933-34)
  • Vilma Luna, American Democrat politician, Social worker; Member of Texas State House of Representatives 33rd District, 2001-03; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • Vincent G. Luna, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Tranquilino Luna (1849-1892), American Republican politician, Delegate to U.S. Congress from New Mexico Territory, 1881-84; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico Territory, 1888
  • Teresa Luna, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Idaho, 2012
  • Solomon Luna (1858-1912), American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from New Mexico Territory, 1896, 1908; Delegate to New Mexico State Constitutional Convention, 1910
  • Sam Luna, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 117th District, 1992
  • Maria Luna, American Democrat 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
  • Kari Luna, American Democrat politician, Vice-chair of Hawaii Democratic Party, 2008; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 2008
  • Joseph P. Luna, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1944
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    9. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Luna Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Luna 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 31 October 2016 at 14:45.

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