Cuenca History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble surname Cuenca is of Spanish descent and appears to be of toponymic origin, as it is derived from the place-name where the original bearer had lived or owned land. The etymology of the surname Cuenca is derived from the Latin word "concha" which means "valley surrounded by mountains."

Early Origins of the Cuenca family

The surname Cuenca was first found in the district of Torelavega in the province of Santander. However, records show that the Cuenca family was also present in the provinces of Santillana and Vizcaya in the northern regions of Spain.

Early History of the Cuenca family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuenca research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1682 is included under the topic Early Cuenca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cuenca Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cuenca, Concha, Conca, Conches, De La Concha and others.

Early Notables of the Cuenca family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro...
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cuenca Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Cuenca migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cuenca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan De Cuenca, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Diego De Cuenca, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Pedro Or Cuenca, who arrived in America in 1814 [1]
  • Juan Cuenca, who landed in America in 1816 [1]
  • Hernando De Cuenca, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cuenca (post 1700) +

  • Joan Isaac Cuenca López (b. 1991), Spanish professional footballer
  • Jean-José Cuenca (b. 1986), French football midfielder
  • Mario Eduardo Cuenca (b. 1975), Argentine football goalkeeper
  • Laura Méndez de Cuenca, Mexican poet


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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