The Spanish surname Encina is of noble and ancient descent. It appears to be a surname of topographic origin for someone who lived by a "holm-oak." The name Encina is originally derived from the Spanish word "encina," which in the region of Castile means "oak tree."
The surname Encina was first found in the province of Salamanca, in the ancient kingdom of Castile. Early records also show the Encina family was present in Barcelona in the region of Catalonia in the early Middle Ageas.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Encinas who arrived in Peru in 1555; Felipa DeCorvella Encinas who settled in Peru in 1591; Francisco Encinas who settled in the Philippines in 1594.