De Pena Family History

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De Pena Name Meaning

Galician, Asturian-Leonese (De Peña), and Spanish (De Peña): habitational name for someone from any of the numerous places in Galicia called (A) Pena, or in Asturies (La) Peña, from Galician pena, Asturian-Leonese and Spanish peña ‘rock’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: De Sena, De Rego, De Pina, De Alba, De Paula, De Luna, De Lima

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De Pena Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name De Pena. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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De Pena Family Origin

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De Pena Family Occupations

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De Pena Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De Pena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De Pena census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De Pena. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name De Pena. For the veterans among your De Pena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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De Pena Life Expectancy

What is the average De Pena lifespan?

Between 1980 and 2004, in the United States, De Pena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for De Pena in 1980 was 77, and 70 in 2004.

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