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The surname Mena is a habitational name from the province of Burgos, derived from the Old Spanish word "mena" and the Latin word "minae" meaning "battlement." The name was typically given to someone who lived on a high spot or mountain. Mena was also a Roman goddess. Today, the Valley of Mena (Spanish: Valle de Mena) is a municipality of the province of Burgos, Spain and has a population of 3,926.

Mena Early Origins



The surname Mena was first found in Granada, in southern Spain.

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Mena Spelling Variations


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Mena Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mena, Meno, Minae, Menchaca and others.

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Mena Early History


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Mena Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mena research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1411, 1456, 1st , 1603, 1675, 1613, 1614, 1628, 1688 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Mena History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mena Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mena Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family Juan de Mena (1411-1456), one of the most famous Spanish poets of the fifteenth century; António Luís de Meneses, 1st Marquis of Marialva and 3rd Count of Cantanhede (1603-1675), Portuguese general who fought in the Portuguese Restoration War; Francisco de...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mena 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:

Mena Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Diego De Mena who immigrated to Peru in 1564
  • Nufra De Mena who settled in New Spain in 1571
  • Juan de Mena who arrived in Mexico in 1590 with his brother Simon

Mena Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco De Mena, who arrived in America in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Juan De Mena, who landed in America in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hernando De Mena, who landed in New Spain in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Andres Avelino De Mena, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Andres Avelino De Mena who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mena Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marco Mena, who landed in Arkansas in 1902 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mena (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mena (post 1700)



  • Sergio Mena (b. 1975), Spanish Journalist and University Professor
  • Pedro de Mena (1628-1688), Spanish sculptor
  • Juan de Mena (1411-1456), one of the most significant Spanish poets of the fifteenth century
  • Juanjo Mena (b. 1965), Spanish conductor
  • Carlos Mena (b. 1971), Spanish countertenor, recipient of a Diapason d'Or (2002)
  • Luis Felipe Bravo Mena (b. 1952), Mexican politician
  • Luis Enrique Mena (b. 1992), Colombian football midfielder
  • Javier Garcia Mena, Mexican footballer
  • Luis Rojas Mena (1917-2009), Mexican Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Edward Mena (b. 1990), Venezuelan singer
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Mena Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

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  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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