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The noble Spanish surname Plascencia is of local origin, being one of those surnames derived from the place of origin of the initial bearer. Thus, the progenitor of the Plascencia family took as his surname the name of the town from which he hailed.

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The surname Plascencia was first found in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, in the district of Vergara.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Placencia, Plasencia, Plascencia and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plascencia research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1180 and 1476 are included under the topic Early Plascencia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plascencia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernadina Plasencia, a native of Talavera de la Reina, who arrived on the American continent in 1579; and Mencia Arias de Plasencia who voyaged to Peru in the 16th century..

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  • Salvador Plascencia (b. 1976), Mexican-born, American writer
  • Carlos Medina Plascencia (b. 1955), Mexican politician affiliated to the conservative National Action Party (PAN)
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    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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