From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Morena family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames
were adopted in Spain
is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.
Early Origins of the Morena family
The surname Morena was first found in Castile
, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Morena family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morena research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1596 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Morena History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Morena Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Moreno, Morenos, Morena, Murena, Moratín, Moratin and many more.
Early Notables of the Morena family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Miguel Moreno (1596-1655), a Golden Age Spanish poet and writer; 18th century Spanish military officer Vicente Moreno Romero; 18th century Spanish composer Juan Moreno y Polo; 18th century Spanish naval officer Juan Joaquín Moreno; 19th century Argentinian chemist Manuel Moreno; 19th century... Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morena Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Morena family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Morena Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Juan Morena, aged 21, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1849 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)