Dana- if you look at Romelia Leya Atencio info, she is related to me. My father passed away Nov, 30, 2004 of cancer. I do have a cousin who tracked our family back to Spain. He actually travelled there and did a lot of research. He has all the family history and if I remember correctly, we have our own embellum which means the immortal one.The Atencio are not of italian decent, we are spanish and from I hear two brothers came to america and settled in New Mexico and from them is where the Atencio's in my family began.