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

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."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Asensio, Asencio, Asenjo, Asentzio and others.

First found in the northern Basque country, where the family was able to establish their "casa solar" and become an influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Asencio research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1791, 1736 and 1767 are included under the topic Early Asencio History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Asencio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Asencio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Antonio Asencio, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1881

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  • Diego Cortes Asencio (b. 1931), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia, 1977; Brazil, 1983-86
  • Henry Asencio (b. 1971), American award-winning contemporary painter
  • Jairo Manuel Asencio (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher
  • Diego Cortes Asencio (b. 1931), Spanish diplomat and former United States Ambassador to Colombia (1977-1980) and United States Ambassador to Brazil (1983-1886)
  • Vicente Asencio y Ruano (1908-1979), Spanish composer, best known for his works for guitar
  • Miguel DePaula Asencio (b. 1980), Dominican Republic former Major League Baseball pitcher


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The Asencio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Asencio 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.

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