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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish : habitational name from any of various places, for example in the provinces of Salamanca, Valladolid, and Segovia, so named encina ‘holm oak’ (Old Spanish lecina, Late Latin ilicina, a derivative of classical Latin ilex, genitive ilicis).
  • Galician (Enciñas) : topographic name from the plural from of enciña, a Galician variant of encina.

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