Alsina History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Spanish surname Alsina is of noble and ancient descent. It appears to be a surname of topographic origin for someone who lived by a "holm-oak." The name Alsina is originally derived from the Spanish word "encina," which in the region of Castile means "oak tree."

Early Origins of the Alsina family

The surname Alsina was first found in the province of Salamanca, in the ancient kingdom of Castile. Early records also show the Alsina family was present in Barcelona in the region of Catalonia in the early Middle Ageas.

Early History of the Alsina family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alsina research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alsina History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Alsina Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Encinas, Encina, Alsina, Encinar, Encinosa and others.

Early Notables of the Alsina family (pre 1700)

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United States Alsina migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alsina Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Melchor Alsina, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1833 [1]
  • Juan Alsina, aged 26, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1853 [1]
  • Jose Alsina, aged 18, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1854 [1]
  • Eusebio Alsina, aged 19, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1858 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Alsina (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Manuel F. Alsina Capo (1909-1967), Spanish-American urologist surgeon, co-founder of the New Progressive Party in 1967
  • Landelino Lavilla Alsina (1934-2020), Spanish lawyer and politician, President of the Congress of Deputies (1979-1982)
  • Ramón Martí Alsina (1826-1894), Spanish realist painter from Catalonia
  • Valentín Alsina (1802-1869), Argentine lawyer and politician
  • Juan Agustín Perez Alsina, Argentine politician
  • Adolfo Alsina Maza (1829-1877), Argentine lawyer and Unitarian politician, one of the founders of the Partido Autonomista, Vice President of Argentina (1868)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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