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De La Pena Name Meaning

Spanish (De la Peña): variant with the preposition de and definite article la ‘from the’ of Peña ‘rock boulder’ (see Pena ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: De Pena, De La Vega, De La Rosa, De La Paz, De La Cruz, Delaplane

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You can see how De La Pena families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De La Pena family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most De La Pena families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 16 De La Pena families living in Texas. This was about 59% of all the recorded De La Pena's in USA. Texas had the highest population of De La Pena families in 1880.
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What is the average De La Pena lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, De La Pena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for De La Pena in 1943 was 42, and 63 in 2004.

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