Serna History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Serna, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Serna, 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 Serna family originally lived near a ridge or chain of hills. The name was originally derived from the Old French word Serre, but it was recorded in medieval documents in the Latin form Serra, which means ridge.

Early Origins of the Serna family

The surname Serna was first found in Castile, the medieval Spanish kingdom whose language and culture were to spread to many countries of the world.

Early History of the Serna family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Serna research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1420, and 1749 are included under the topic Early Serna History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Serna Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Serrano, Serrana, Serra and others.

Early Notables of the Serna family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Serna were brothers Jaime, Juan and Pedro Serra, fourteenth century painters; Juan de Serrano, prior of Guadalupe in the 1420s; friar Junípero Serra, a Franciscan originally from Mallorca who went to New Spain...
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United States Serna migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Serna Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan DeLa Serna, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Luis DeLa Serna, who landed in America in 1813 [1]
  • Marques DeLa Serna, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1862 [1]
  • Hernando DeLa Serna, who arrived in Florida in 1863 [1]
  • Manuel DeLa Serna, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1877 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Serna (post 1700) +

  • Jose Serna, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [2]
  • Joe Serna Jr. (1939-1999), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Sacramento, California, 1993-99; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996 [2]
  • Gilberto Serna, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 75th District; Elected unopposed 1994; Elected 1996 [2]
  • Eric P. Serna, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Mexico 3rd District, 1997 [2]
  • Paul David Serna, former American professional baseball infielder
  • Joe Serna Jr. (1939-1999), American civil rights activist
  • Alexis Serna (b. 1985), American free agent placekicker and punter in the Canadian Football League
  • Pepe Serna (b. 1944), American film actor and artist
  • Assumpta Serna (b. 1957), Spanish actress
  • María Luisa Serna (b. 1979), Spanish professional female tennis player
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Ernest W Serna (b. 1965), American Private from Denver, Colorado, USA who died in the crash [3]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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