Basque Submitted Surnames

Basque names are used in the Basque Country (northern Spain and southern France).
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ABENDAÑO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Zarautz.
ABURTO     Basque, Spanish, Spanish (Mexican)
The surname Aburto is a topographic name from Basque aburto ‘place of kermes oaks’, from abur ‘kermes oak’ + the locative suffix -lo.
ADURIZ     Basque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
AGERRE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 neighborhoods in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques: the one in the commune of Mugerre, the one in the commune of Hendaia, or the one in the commune of Maule-Lextarre.
AGUIRRE     Basque
Basque toponymic surname, also arguably meaning "prominence" in Old Basque.
ALBEIZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Asparrena.
ALBIZUA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Orozko.
ALDATZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese neighborhoods: the one in Larraun, Comarca of Leitzaldea or the one in Itza, Comarca of Iruñerria.
ALDUATE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Urraulbeiti.
ALKAIAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Lesaka.
ALLALA     Basque
A diminutive of AYALA. The spelling was altered by Jose Maria Ayala, whose son Domingo Allala was related from his marriage to Estefana Champion-Werbisky, descendant of the Champion family from Rovigno, Croatia-Italy... [more]
ALLENDE     Basque, Spanish
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides".
AMAYA     Basque
Spanish: habitational name, from the name of a mountain and an ancient city in the province of Burgos, probably derived from Basque amai ‘end’ + the article suffix -a.
AMETZAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within any of 3 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Asparrena, the one in the municipality of Meñaka, or the one in the municipality of Zuia.
AMUNATEGI     Basque
It literally means a "place of apple trees", denoting someone who lived and/or worked there.
AMUSKIBAR     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Bergara.
ANAYA     Basque
Originated in Spain. It derives from medieval basque name Anaia meaning "friar or brother". As a surname it means "Son of Anaia".
ANDIKOETXEA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Kortezubi.
ARAMBURÚ     Basque
Famous bearers of this surname is Fernando Aramburu, a Spanish writer and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, he was an Argentine Army general.
ARANBURU     Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Aramburú, literally meaning the peak of a valley.
ARANGIZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Gasteiz.
ARANTZIBIA     Basque
It literally means "ford of buckthorns".
ARAQUISTAIN     Basque, Spanish
''Place of the ferns'' in Basque. It first appeared when a family arrived for the first time to a part of the Pyrenees where they where a lot of ferns. Then, that family, changed their last name to ''Araquistain'' which means ''place of the ferns'' in basque.
ARELLANO     Basque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARETXABALETA     Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Arechavaleta.
ARETXEDERRA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
ARGANDOÑA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
ARITZALA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARLEGI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Galar.
ARMENDARITZE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French arrondissement of Baiona.
AROZTEGI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Atetz.
ARREGI     Basque
It literally means "singer".
ARRETXEA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous hamlet in the French canton of Uztaritze.
ARRIGUNAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous beach in the municipality of Getxo.
ARRILLAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Usurbil.
ARROITZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARTABIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
ARTEAGA     Basque
It literally means a place where there are live oaks &/or evergreen oaks.
ARTETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous localities: the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ollaran, the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ezporogi, or the neighborhood of the municipality of Galdakao.
ARTZINIEGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ATONDO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Itza.
AYALA     Basque
Habitational name or topographic name from Basque ai "slope", "hillside" + al(h)a "pasture".
AZKONA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the neighborhood of Aizkoa in the Navarrese municipality of Deierri.
AZUA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Burgu, Province of Araba.
BACQUE     Basque
It's a Basque and Gascon surname whose meaning is cowboy, rancher (cattle rancher) or breeder.
BAIGORRI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the arrondissement of Baiona.
BARAJAS     Basque
Spanish and Moor
BARRENETXE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Larrabetzu.
BARROETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Bedia.
BARRUNDIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BERASTEGI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BERGARA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BERTIZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Bertizarana.
BIKUÑA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village in Araba.
BITERI     Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Viteri.
BIURRARENA     Spanish, Basque
Means apple in Basque.
BRINGAS     Basque
Unexplained; mainly in Biscay.
BURRUCHAGA     Spanish, Basque
From "Pais Vasco" in Spain.
CAMUS     Basque
Camus is a Basque surname from Bermeo, Vizcaya. Part passed to Cantabria and Chile.
DE LARRINAGA     Basque
Family name of owners of the old Larrinaga Shipping Company that had it's base in Liverpool. Original owner of the Palacio de Larrinaga was Ramon de Larrinaga.
EGIA     Basque
EGIARRETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Arakil.
EGILATZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Donemiliaga.
EGUÍLAZ     Basque
Castilianized form of Egilatz.
ELEXALDE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within any of several eponymous localities.
ELGETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ELGEZABAL     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zornotza.
ELIO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese locality.
ELISABELAR     Basque
Meaning prairie or meadow of the church. It's a surname of the christian inspiration.
ELIZABELAR     Basque
The Basque surname Elizabelar or De Elizabelar means "meadow of the church,". It's a surname that belongs to Celtic families. The Basques come from the ancient Celtic ethnic group (Celtic tribe) in the Pyrenees called (named) the baskunes or the barskunes (the people of the above).
ELKANO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Eguesibar.
ELORTZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Noain Elortzibar.
ERASO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese neighborhoods: Eraso, Municipality of Imotz or Eraso, Municipality of Larraun.
ERRATZURIZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous farmhouse in the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
ERRENTERIA     Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Renteria.
ESPARTZA     Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Esparza.
ESPOTZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the Navarrese municipality Artzi’s eponymous neighborhood.
ETXAGUE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese localities.
ETXALAR     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ETXAURI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ETXEBERRI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous locations: the neighborhood of the municipality of Hernani (in the Comarca of Donostialdea) or the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Arakil.
ETXEGARAI     Basque
It literally means "hill house".
GABIRIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
GAINTZA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous municipalities, the one in Leitzaldea or the one in Goierri.
GALARTZA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in Etxebarria, Comarca of Lea-Artibai, the one in Larrabetzu, Comarca of Bilbo, or the one in Aretxabaleta, Comarca of Debagoiena.
GAMIZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Gasteiz or the one in the municipality of Gamiz-Fika.
GANBOA     Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Gamboa.
GARAI     Basque
It literally means ''farmhouse''.
GARATE     Basque
Habitational name from a town called Garate in Basque Country, or topographic name, possibly from a derivative of Basque gara ‘height’, ‘peak’.
GARDEA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Laudio.
GARIBAI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Oñati in the Comarca of Debagoiena.
GARRO     Basque
Means "place of the flame" in Basque.
GERNIKA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous section of the municipality of Gernika-Lumo.
GONGORA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aranguren in the Navarrese comarca of Iruñerria.
GOÑI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
GORRITI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese locality.
HENDAIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French canton of Hendaia-Hegoko Euskal Itsasbazterra.
IARTZA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Abaltzisketa.
IBAIGUREN     Basque
Means "river's edge" from the Basque words ibai, meaning "river" and guren, meaing "edge".
IBARGUEN     Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Ibargüen; it indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zeanuri.
ILARRATZA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
INTZUNTZA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Lemoa.
IRAETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zestoa.
IRAGORRI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zaratamo.
IRALA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the district of Errekalde in the municipality of Bilbo.
IRARRAZABAL     Basque
It means "plain of Cornish heaths".
IRIARTE     Basque
Topographic name for someone who lived between two or more settlements, from Basque iri meaning ‘"settlement", "village" + arte meaning "between".
IRISARRI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French arrondissement of Baiona.
ISURIETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Aretxabaleta.
ITURRALDE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Lizartza.
ITXASMENDI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Zarautz.
IVARS     Basque
Means "Valley" in Basque.
IZAGUIRRE     Basque
Basque surname meaning open space or pasture exposed to the winds".
IZARRA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Gasteiz or the one in the municipality of Urkabustaiz.
IZTURITZE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune of the French canton of Bidaxunerria, Amikuze eta Oztibarre.
JAREÑO     Basque (Modern), Spanish
Perhaps "who lives among the rockroses".
KAREAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Barakaldo.
KARKAMU     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gaubea, Province of Araba.
KARRANTZA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Basque Country.
KORTAZAR     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Ispaster.
KRUTXAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood in the Navarrese municipality of Uztarroze.
LAKUNTZA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
LANBARRI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gueñes.
LANDAZURI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mimetiz.
LANDETXO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mungia.
LANDIBAR     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Urdazubi.
LANGARIKA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Iruraitz-Gauna.
LANTZIEGO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
LARDIZABAL     Basque
This indicates familial origin within Lardizabal Palace, a mansion in Segura, Comarca of Goierri.
LARRAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
LARRAIN     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Adios.
LARRALDE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within any of several eponymous localities in the former French province of Lapurdi.
LARRAMENDI     Basque
It literally means "mountain grassland".
LARRAÑAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of Azpeitia.
LARRAZABAL     Basque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Arteaga, Comarca of Arratia-Nerbioi.
LARRION     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
LASKURAIN     Basque
It literally means "creek of abundant water".
LAZKAO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
LECUBARRI     Basque
Noble and old surname from the province of Biscay in the Basque Country, were it was first recorded. It comes from the roots "lek(h)u" meaning "place", and the ending "barri" which means "new" in the Basque language... [more]
LIZÁRRAGA     Basque
Habitational name from any of three places called Lizarraga, in Navarra and Alava and Guipuzcoa provinces, which are named from Basque lizarr (or le(i)zar) "ash tree" and the locative suffix -aga.
LOAIZA     Basque
Topographic name from Basque loa meaning "mud", "mire", with the suffix -tza denoting abundance.
LOYA     Basque, Spanish
From Basque loya meaning "mud."
LUIAONDO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aiara.
MENDARTE     Basque
This is a (nearly extinct) Basque surname of Gipuzkoan origin. It is a topographic name for someone who lived near a mountain. (Basque mendi = Mountain, arteko = near/in between)... [more]
MENDIETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within any of 3 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Ajangiz, the one in the municipality of Lemoa, or the one in the municipality of Artziniega.
MENDIGUREN     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
MENDINUETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Itzagaondoa.
MENDIOLA     Basque
Derived from given masculine names Menendo and Andrea
MENDIZABAL     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Arratzua-Ubarrundia that the falangists demolished in 1959 to make way for a reservoir.
MONTAGNET     French, Basque
Meaning "mountains," this name is commonly found in the Basque Pyrenees.
MONTOYA     Spanish, Basque
meaning "mountain"... [more]
MUNDAKA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
MUNGIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
MUXIKA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
NORZAGARAI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous house in the municipality of Aiara.
OLABEAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Bilbo.
OLAETXEA     Basque
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous tower house in the municipality of Legazpi.
OLAGARAIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Etxalar.
OLANO     Basque
Province of Araba, so named from ola 'forge', 'ironworks' + the diminutive suffix -no.
OLLOKI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Esteribar.
ORDORIKA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Muxika in the Comarca of Busturialdea-Urdaibai.
ORITZ     Basque
Habitational name from Oritz, a town in Navarre province.
ORONOZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
OROZCO     Spanish, Basque
Comes from the Bilbao province in the Basque region of Spain.
ORTUZAR     Basque
It means "old agricultural garden".
ORUETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gautegiz-Arteaga.
OTXARAN     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zalla.
PRIM     Basque
PUTXETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Abanto.
SAGASTUME     Basque
Topographic name from Basque sagasta meaning "apple tree" + -ume meaning "young plant".
SAMANIEGO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the comarca of Arabako Errioxa.
SANTU     Basque (Latinized, Modern)
It's a Basque surname and its meaning is hallowed or holiness.
SOLO     Basque
Basque from solo ‘rural estate’, hence a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived or worked on a country estate.
SORHAPURU     Basque (Rare)
From south west France Basque Country. Name of a small village
SUAZO     Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Basque
"Castilianized form of Basque Zuhatzu, habitational name from places in Araba and Navarre named Zuhatzu, from Basquezu(h)aitz‘tree’ + the collective suffix -zu, tsu."... [more]
TELLECHEA     Basque
Latinized spelling of "Telletxea" meaning in Basque "(from) the house with tiles"
TELLERIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in Leioa, Comarca of Bilbo or the one in Urdazubi, Comarca of Baztan.
TORRONTEGI     Basque
It literally means a place where there’s a tower.
TXIRIBOGA     Basque
It literally means a store or bar that sells everything.
UGALDE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Larrabetzu or the one in the municipality of Okondo.
UHARTE     Basque
Variant of Ugarte.
ULIBARRI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Lana.
UNTZAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Urkabustaiz.
URDANEGI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
URDUÑA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
URENDA     Basque
Most probably a topographic name formed with Basque ur- ‘water’.
URIONDO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zeberio.
URKIAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous hill that is in fact the northernmost one in Navarre.
URRITZOLA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese localities.
URRUTIA     Basque
Basque surname meaning "distant, far away" in Euskara.
URRUTIGOITI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the commune of Montori, located in the French canton of Euskal Mendialdea.
URTSUA     Basque
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous mountain in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
USECHE     Basque
the prefix use means bird in Basque and the prefix che means bird. Useche means bird house
VISCARRAT     Basque (Latinized, Modern)
It means back of the mounts or loin of the mountain.
YABEN     Basque
It means under the rushes or bracken.
YBIRICU     Basque (Latinized, Modern)
It means ford the river (cross or pass the river).
ZABALETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the vicinity of the tower house in the Navarrese municipality of Lesaka or the neighborhood of the municipality of Nabarniz.
ZALBIDEA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the commune in the French canton of Bidaxunerria, Amikuze eta Oztibarre or the neighborhood of the municipality of Urduliz in the Spanish comarca of Uribe Kosta.
ZALDIBAR     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the comarca of Durangaldea. It’s Castilianized form is Zaldívar.
ZALDÍVAR     Basque
Basque surname of uncertain etymological origin.
ZAMUDIO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZARATE     Basque
Named after Zarate, a place in Araba province, Spain. Zarate comes from the Basque word zara, meaning "thicket".
ZARAUTZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZATARAIN     Basque
From the Biscayan and Gipuzkoan dialects of Basque; topographic surname meaning someone who lived or lives near a Shrub tree.
ZEGAMA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZELAYA     Basque
Basque surname related to the Euskara word for "field".
ZENGOTITA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mallabia.
ZIGARROA     Basque
It literally means "cigar".
ZOZAIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
ZUBELDIA     Basque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
ZUBELZA     Basque (Latinized)
It means bushes, weed or shrub. Also known as oak; in Spanish is Carrasca or Carrasquilla.
ZUBIAGA     Basque
It literally means "from bridge".
ZULOAGA     Basque
It literally means "place of holes".
ZUMARRAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
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