The Spanish surname Atienzas, is of ancient and noble descent, and appears to be of toponymic origin. Hence, the surname Atienzas is derived from a physical characteristic in the area where the original bearer lived or owned land. The name Atienzas, stems from two Greek words which mean "child of the intelligent," a name well suited to a family with such a noble ancestry.
The surname Atienzas was first found in the province of Guadalajara, in the ancient kingdom of Castile.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pedro de Atienza who settled in New Spain
with his wife, Maria de Herrera Atienza, in 1577; Agustina Atienza who arrived in Peru in 1559; and Juan de Atienza who settled in Peru in 1582 with his family. Later settlers included Francisco Atienza who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860.