The noble Spanish surname Atencio is a shortened Castellianized version of the ancient and noble Italian name "Atanacio," a
name which is very common throughout Italy. The surname stems from the Greek, "Athanasios," and is derived from the adjective "athanatos," which means "immortal."
The surname Atencio was first found in the northern region of Castille, a powerful Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan De Atencia who arrived in Venezuela in 1534; Adriano De Atencia who came to New Granada in 1561; Juana De Antencia who emigrated to Peru in 1593.