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The noble Spanish surname Atencio is a shortened Castellianized version of the ancient and noble Italian name "Atanacio," a patronymic name which is very common throughout Italy. The surname stems from the Greek, "Athanasios," and is derived from the adjective "athanatos," which means "immortal."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Atencia, Atenacio and others.
First found in the northern region of Castille, a powerful Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atencio research. Another 336 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1875 is included under the topic Early Atencio History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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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.
The Atencio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Atencio 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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