Show ContentsSerena History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It is generally thought that the Serena surname is habitational, deriving from an Italian place name. Perhaps, for example from the town of Seregno, in the province of Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Early Origins of the Serena family

The surname Serena was first found in Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia), a territorial, industrialized division of Italy south of the Alps.Milan is the chief city, followed by Mortera, Pavia and Mantua. Silk is the principal trade. This well traveled surname is claimed to be originally of Bergamo. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Serena family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Serena research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1504, 1549, 1594, 1610, 1638, and 1665 are included under the topic Early Serena History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Serena Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sirignano, Serigano, Siriani, Sirianni, Sergni, Seregno, Serini, Sereno, Serenari, Sergnano, Serego and many more.

Early Notables of the Serena family (pre 1700)

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United States Serena migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Serena Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Gomes Serena, who arrived in Providence, Rhode Island in 1867
  • Godencio Gomes Serena, who settled in Providence, Rhode Island in 1867

Contemporary Notables of the name Serena (post 1700) +

  • Norman A. Serena, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Summit Hill, Pennsylvania, 1961-90 (acting, 1961-62) [1]
  • Joseph Serena, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Westport; Elected 1948 [1]
  • Core Serena Ireland (1874-1943), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1916, 1932, 1936 [2]
  • Serena Ellingsworth, American actress, known for Shoulders Back, Chin Up (2020)
  • Prof. Serena Michelle Best C.B.E., FREng., CEng., FIMMM., British Professor of Materials Science for the University of Cambridge was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 17th June 2017, for services to Biomaterials Engineering
  • Serena Cruz, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2004 [3]
  • Serena Grandi (b. 1958), Italian actress and pin up girl famous in the 1980s through the 1990s
  • Serena Jameka Williams (b. 1981), American professional tennis player who is ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis, the reigning champion of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic women's singles
  • Serena Sutcliffe (b. 1945), Master of Wine, head of Sotheby's international wine department, the second woman to hold the qualification
  • Serena Scott Thomas (b. 1961), English actress known for her portrayal of the character Dr. Molly Warmflash in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough

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