Pena

Recorded in many spellings including Pena, Pina, Pinilla, Pennetta, and Pennazzi, this is a surname of Roman (Latin) origins, and recorded in many parts of Southern Europe. The derivation is from the word 'penna', from the pre-Christian period, and this decribes either a prominent rock, or in most cases, a fortress or battlements. The Roman Empire spread through Europe for over one thousand years, and their influence on most European languages remains as the basis of the modern spellings. The surname was probably locational, but in some cases at least, it may have been occupational for one whose job was the manning or maintenance of the 'penna'. Because of the many spellings of the surname it has been necessary to restrict examples of the recording. These include Nicolleta Penna, christened at Potenz, Italy, on June 11th 1613, Nicolosa de la Pena on March 5th 1713 at Santa Ana, Mexico, Luiza Penazzi at San Benedetto, Mantova, Italy, on February 6th 1755, and Luis Pena on February 3rd 1785 at Mission Buenaventura, California. Maria Mavilla Pina married Jose Raphael at San Jose Nuestra, Mexico, on Sepember 23rd 1802, whilst Dora Pena married John Parry Rowlands at El Dorado, California, on April 6th 1920. The coat of arms granted in Spain has the distinctive blazon of a blue field, charged with a gold five pointed star. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Matheo de la Pena, which was dated October 9th 1577, at Nuestra Senora, Valladolid, Spain, during the reign of King Phillip 11 of Spain, Emperor of Mexico, 1556 - 1598. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Peña — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término Peña puede referirse a: Contenido 1 En general 2 Apellido 2.1 Personajes con 1er apellido Peña / De la Peña …   Wikipedia Español

  • Peña — (span. Fels, Freundeskreis, Stammtisch, Verein), Pena (span. Strafe, Leid, Mühe, Schüchternheit, Not, Würgen) bzw. de la Peña ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Adriana Peña (* 1964), uruguayische Politikerin Aketza Peña (* 1981),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pena — Peña oder Pena ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Aketza Peña (* 1981), spanischer Radrennfahrer Candela Peña (* 1973), spanische Schauspielerin Carlos Peña González (* 1959), chilenischer Professor für Zivilrecht und Rechtsphilosophie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pena — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para la diosa romana, véase Poena. Para el sentimiento humano, véase Tristeza. Para el sentimiento humano, véase Vergüenza. La pena es el medio con que cuenta el Estado para reaccionar frente al delito, expresándose… …   Wikipedia Español

  • pena — 1. dar pena. → dar(se), 5. 2. merecer o valer la pena. Estas construcciones significan, dicho de una persona o de una cosa, ‘ser valiosa, útil o digna de que se haga un esfuerzo por conseguirla’ y, dicho de una acción o de un estado, ‘estar bien… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • pena — sustantivo femenino 1. Área: derecho Castigo impuesto por una autoridad a la persona que ha cometido un delito o falta: El juez le ha impuesto una pena de diez años de cárcel. pena capital Pena de muerte: En algunos países todavía existe la pena… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • pena — |ê| s. f. 1. Haste flexível, rica em queratina, que cobre o corpo da maioria das aves adultas. 2. Pluma. 3. Bico de escrever. = CÁLAMO, CANETA 4. Escritor. 5. Estilo de escrita (ex.: colunista de pena rebuscada). 6. Parte espalmada da bigorna.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • pena — / pena/ s.f. [lat. poena castigo, molestia, sofferenza , dal gr. poinḗ ammenda, castigo ]. 1. a. (giur.) [punizione comminata dall autorità giudiziaria a chi abbia commesso un reato: p. detentiva ] ▶◀ sanzione. ⇓ ammenda, multa, penale, penalità …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • peña — sustantivo femenino 1. Piedra grande tal como se encuentra en la naturaleza: Tras dos horas de caminata, me senté a descansar en una peña. Ésta es una tierra llena de peñas y encinas. Sinónimo: roca. 2. Monte de peñas grandes y elevadas: Los… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • pena — pena, a duras penas expr. con dificultad. ❙ «Se calmó a duras penas.» Juan Madrid, Un beso de amigo. ❙ «...casi en la penumbra, iluminado a duras penas por siete farolas de color ámbar.» Mariano Sánchez, La sonrisa del muerto. ❙ «Despachaba con… …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • Peña — may refer to:People*Peña (surname) includes name origin, plus people with the namePlaces* Cayo Luis Peña, island and municipality of Puerto Rico * Peña Blanca, town in Sandoval County, New Mexico, USA (usually spelled in the US without the… …   Wikipedia

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