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Where did the French Ascencio family come from? What is the French Ascencio family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ascencio family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ascencio family history?

The prestigious French surname Ascencio is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Franks, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The name Ascencio is derived from the Old French forename "Ascelin", which itself comes from the Germanic name "Adalin".


Spelling variations of this family name include: Asselin, Aselin, Ascelin, Asscelin, Assellin, Asellin, Ascellin, Asscellin, Asselain, Aselain, Ascelain, Asscelain, Assellain, Asellain, Ascellain, Asscellain, Asseling, Aseling, Asceling, Assceling, Asselling, Aselling, Ascelling, Asscelling, Asselaing, Aselaing, Ascelaing, Asscelaing, Asselaing, Axelin, Axelain, Axeling, Axelaing, Axellin, Axellain, Acelin, Accelin, Acellin, Acelain, Acellain, Accellain and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this ancient family has held a family seat from very early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ascencio research. Another 390 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1790, 1792, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Ascencio History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Ascencio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ascencio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rosa Augta Ascencio, aged 19, who emigrated to America, in 1895

Ascencio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jose Ascencio, aged 25, who landed in America from Barcelona, Spain, in 1917
  • Virgilio Ascencio, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Daniel Ascencio, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Port au Prince, Haiti, in 1923


  • Natalie Ascencio, American painter, sculptor and marionette maker
  • Nelson Ascencio (b. 1964), Cuban actor and comedian
  • Franco Ascencio (b. 1981), Argentine footballer
  • Commandante Manuel Ascencio (1774-1816), Upper Peruvian guerrilla chief who fought in the Bolivian War of Independence


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The Ascencio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ascencio Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 November 2012 at 11:58.

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