emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Murena family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which
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.
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.
, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Murena research.Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1596 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Murena History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Moreno, Morenos, Morena, Murena, Moratín, Moratin and many more.
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 Murena Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Moreno, who sailed to America in 1511; Francisco Moreno sailed to America in 1513; Juan Moreno sailed to New Spain
in 1534 with his nephew Francisco.