The noble surname Asencio is of Spanish descent and appears to be of locative origin. Thus, the name is derived from a natural or man-made feature near to where the original bearer once dwelled. In this instance, the surname Asencio is derived from the Basque word "asen" meaning "blackberry bush," and the locative suffix "-sio." Thus the surname Asencio signifies "dweller at the place where the blackberry bushes grew."
Early Origins of the Asencio family
The surname Asencio was first found in the northern Basque country, where the family was able to establish their "casa solar" and become an influential family.
Important Dates for the Asencio family
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Asencio Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Asensio, Asencio, Asenjo, Asentzio and others.
Early Notables of the Asencio family (pre 1700)
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Asencio migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Asencio Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Asencio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Antonio Asencio, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1881 
Contemporary Notables of the name Asencio (post 1700)
Diego Cortes Asencio (b. 1931), American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Colombia (1977-1980) and United States Ambassador to Brazil (1983-1886)
Henry Asencio (b. 1971), American award-winning contemporary painter
^ 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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