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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.

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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Serna research. Another 407 words (29 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.

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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...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Serna Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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
  • Luis DeLa Serna, who landed in America in 1813
  • Marques DeLa Serna, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1862
  • Hernando DeLa Serna, who arrived in Florida in 1863
  • Manuel DeLa Serna, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1877
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  • 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
  • Jose Serna, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Joe Serna Jr. (1939-1999), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Sacramento, California, 1993-99; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Gilberto Serna, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 75th District; Elected unopposed 1994; Elected 1996
  • Eric P. Serna, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Mexico 3rd District, 1997
  • Assumpta Serna (b. 1957), Spanish actress
  • María Luisa Serna (b. 1979), Spanish professional female tennis player
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    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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