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Noble surnames, such as Peno, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Peno, 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. 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
The surname Peno was first found in Castile
, in north central Spain.
Early History of the Peno family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peno research.Another 414 words (30 lines of text) covering the year 1338 is included under the topic Early Peno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Peno 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)
Prominent among members of the family were seventeenth century Spanish writer Juan Antonio de la Peña; eighteenth century Colombian military officer Vicente Peña; nineteenth century Colombian poet Belisario Peña; nineteenth century Ecuadoran jurist and diplomat Lorenzo R. Peña; nineteenth century Colombian naturalist Camilo Peña; nineteenth century... Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Bernardo Peno, aged 26, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1907
- Todoroff Peno, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Rohmanly, Bulgary, in 1909
- Todoroff Peno, aged 26, who settled in America from Rohmanly, Bulgary, in 1909
- Vaugel Peno, aged 19, who landed in America from Goumenitsa, Turkey, in 1912
- Teresa Peno, aged 26, who landed in America from Madrid, Spain, in 1917
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Contemporary Notables of the name Peno (post 1700)
- Ronald "Ron" Stephen Peno, Australian rock singer