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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."
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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cuenca, Concha, Conca, Conches, De La Concha and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuenca research. Another 376 words (27 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.
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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cuenca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Cuenca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cuenca 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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