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ANASAGASTI This surname proceed from Mundaka (Basque region of Bizkaia) and Segura (Basque Region of Gipuzkoa), but is not very clear its origin, because I cannot find a farm with this name. Is documented that in 1477 lived in Onate (read Ognate) a man named Pero Anasagasti. I am from Biskay and this surname is tippical from a Village in the Coast named Mundaka, There was a house (not farm) in Mundaka with this name, but I think that in this case the name only shows who was the owner. The meaning of the surname is difficult to know SAGASTI can be Place of apple Trees (Sagar:apple, sufix Di or Ti: group of trees) or Place of Willow trees (Sarats:Willow), I think it is more probable the first one. The meaning of ANA is not clear, can be pasture or grass. There is a surname SAGASTI, so can be that Anasagasti were a variation of this. The prefix ANA appears in other basque names, like Anakabe, Anabitarte etc...

There are two Coats of arms of Anasagasti, if you are interested I will copy the description

The leader of the Basque National Party in the Spanish Parliament is Mr. Inaki Anasagasti

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