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The surname Menno 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.

Menno Early Origins



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

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Menno Spelling Variations


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Menno Spelling Variations



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

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Menno Early History


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Menno Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Menno 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 Menno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Menno Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Menno 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 Menno 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 or some of its variants were: Diego De Mena who immigrated to Peru in 1564; Nufra De Mena who came to New Spain in 1571; and Juan de Mena who arrived in Mexico in 1590 with his brother Simon. Later settlers included Andres Avelino De Mena who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1852.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Menno Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Menno 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 15 November 2012 at 08:05.

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