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Medina Surname Origin
(Spanish) habitational (locality) name from any of the several places, as for example Medina-Sidonia in Cádiz province and Medina del Campo in Valladolid, so called from Arabic medina ‘city’. The surname is also borne by Sephardic Jews.
Source: American Surnames. ; Smith, Elsdon C; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.
Medina Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Medina family history than the origin of your surname:
A Medina Family History Thought:
'In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum. An emptiness. And the most disquieting loneliness.' --Alex Haley