The noble surname Asensio 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 Asensio is derived from the Basque
word "asen" meaning "blackberry bush," and the locative suffix "-sio." Thus the surname Asensio signifies "dweller at the place where the blackberry bushes grew."
Early Origins of the Asensio family
The surname Asensio was first found in the northern Basque
country, where the family was able to establish their "casa solar" and become an influential family.
Early History of the Asensio family
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Asensio Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Asensio, Asencio, Asenjo, Asentzio and others.
Early Notables of the Asensio family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asensio family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gaspar Asensio who arrived in New Spain
in 1569; Gonzalo Asensio who settled in Peru in 1570; and Hernando Asensio who settled in New Spain
in 1576. Among later settlers were Manuel Asensio Caceres who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1852.