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Noble surnames, such as Modina, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Modina, 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. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Modina family originally lived in the town named Medina. Medina was a common place-name in the Iberian Peninsula during the Muslim occupation because it was the Arabic word for town.

Modina Early Origins



The surname Modina was first found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

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Modina Spelling Variations


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Modina Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Medina, Medinilla and others.

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Modina Early History


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Modina Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Modina research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1659, 1710 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Modina History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Modina Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Modina Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were fifteenth century Spanish cosmographer Pedro de Medina of Seville; fifteenth century lyric poet Martínez de Medina; sixteenth century Mexican writer Baltasar de Medina; sixteenth century Spanish writer Bartolomé Medina...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Modina 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:

Modina Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Trifon Modina, aged 36, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829

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Modina Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Modina Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Modina 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 17 September 2013 at 12:50.

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