The Spanish surname Encinas 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 Encinas is originally derived from the Spanish word "encina," which in the region of Castile means "oak tree."
The surname Encinas was first found in the province of Salamanca, in the ancient kingdom of Castile. Early records also show the Encinas family was present in Barcelona in the region of Catalonia in the early Middle Ageas.
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