Mena History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Mena family
The surname Mena was first found in Granada, in southern Spain.
Early History of the Mena family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mena research. Another 88 words (6 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.
Mena Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mena, Meno, Minae, Menchaca and others.
Early Notables of the Mena family (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...
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In the United States, the name Mena is the 2,768th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. 
Mena migration to the United States +
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 
- Juan De Mena, who landed in America in 1834 
- Hernando De Mena, who landed in New Spain in 1851 
- Andres Avelino De Mena, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1852 
- Andres Avelino De Mena who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1852
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Mena Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Marco Mena, who landed in Arkansas in 1902 
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)
- Magdalena Mira Mena (1859-1930), Chilean painter and sculptor, sister of Aurora Mira
- 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
- ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)