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Jose D Atenzia (Atienza) de Alcal y Escobar was a native of Villa Borques in the Archbishopic of Toledo Spain.He boasted that he was a member of the Third order of the St. Dominic.his wife was Gertrudes Sevillano de Moncello.they came to New Mexico with the Velasco Colonists in 1693, which was the same year or time that Don Diego de Vargas reconquested Santa Fe.they had two adult sons named Juan and Jose II and two minor sons Manuel 15 yrs. old and Joquin age 13.
Jose I gave his age as 49 in 1698 and 64 in 1713.In 1716 he was granted permission to return to New Spain which is now Mexico.It is not mentioned how long they were in New Spain before coming to New Mexico.It is later evident that his sons remained.
Jaun de Atienza Sevillano was born in Puebla (Mexico).He was 30 yrs. old in 1700.He had been married to Jauna De Carranza who had died on the journey to New Mexico on June 30, 1693.
Juan was listed a widower in the Velasco role and had two sons Cayetano 5 and Ignacio 1, when his wife died.In 1710 he listed his age as 40 and that his wife had died at Scupala.He was offical protector of the indians in 1715 asking for justice for the pueblos,as land grants were being made to the colonists.
Jose De Atienza II Sevillano, brother of Juan described as 17 yrs old, medium height, fair complextion, with aquiline face and a mole on his left cheek, was married to Estefana Trujillo, daughter of Nicolas Moreno Trujillo, whose family came in the same colony.
Jose II was called "El Mozo"(The Youth) as well as the same long name of his fahter.they had sons named Gregorio, Lazaro, Jose Cayateno, (and Likely) Antonio who was married to a Maria Romero in 1737 in Taos, New Mexico.
Lararo de Atienza married Gertruded Martin widow of Bernardo Madrid, Jan. 20, 1727 and lived at Ojo Calinete of Rio Arriba in 1773.
Jose de Atienza III, married Maria Manula Chavez in Santa Cruz Oct. 17, 1734.Jose III died in 1752.His wife and brothers were mentioned, but no children were mentioned. Nothing more was mentioned or has been mentioned of Manuel,the third son of Jose I.Juaquin the fourth and youngest son gave his age as 25 in 1710.He was married to a Gabriela Ansures, who was dead when their Daughter Gabriela was married to a Marcial Martin in 1731.(Martin isnow known as Martinez).
It has not been determined when or where the present day name ATENCIO came into existence, but all this information is listed in the New Mexico history under the title ATENCIO.
There is no doubt that all the ATENCIO's in south-western United States decended from Jose D. Atienza de Alcala Y Escobar.
In Mexican History archives, the name ATENCIO does not exist.Perhaps in mexico the name is still the original or Artienza.Then name ATENCIO does appear in Italy, Portugal and Spain.
The ATENCIO COAT OF ARMS states the surname ATENCIO is patronymical in origin and meant "decendant of Atansio"(Spanish forms of Athanosious, meaning Immortal).
Adolph A Atencio of Denver Colo, and France Nelson/Aencio of Walsnburg Colo.have been resarching the connection of comtemporary generations to the unknown one or two generations of our direct lineage.
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