Origins Available: Italian, Spanish
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. The Peno family originally lived near a cliff or on a rocky patch of land. Ancient records reveal the name Peno is derived from the Spanish word "peña," which means "rock," "crag" or "cliff."
Early Origins of the Peno family
Castile, in north central Spain.
Early History of the Peno family
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Peno Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pena, Peña, Penas, Peñas, de Pena, de Peña, de la Pena, de la Peña, Peñal, Penal, Peñón, Peñon, Penón, Penon, Peño, Peno, Peñuela and many more.
Early Notables of the Peno family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Peno family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Peno Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Peno (post 1700)
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