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The best Book (In my humble opinion) about Basque Names (surnames) is the
"Diccionario Onomastico y Heraldico Vasco" written by Jaime Kerexeta, so I
will try to translate what the author says about Arestegi:
Book: Diccionario Onomastico y Heraldico Vasco, Author: Jaime de Kerexeta
Vol: 1, pg. 280
Arestegui (Arestegi): Robledal (areitz,aretx:roble, y sufijo loc. tegi,
ESCUDO: En gules, una caldera de oro
Oak Trees Place (areitz, aretx: Oak, and sufix Tegi:place)
Coat of Arms: In a red field, a golden boiler or crater
The origin of this surname was probably the surname Aristegi, because
neither in Bizkaia, nor in Gipuzkoa or Nafarroa exist any baserri (farm)
with this name, there exist a baserri named Arestegieta in San Sebastian
(Donostia). There exist various baserriak with the name Aristegui in
Gipuzkoa (Oņate,Alegia, Legazpia,Ikastegieta and Ernani), and also exists a
baserri Aristegi in the Baztan Valey (Nafarroa). The book of Mr. Kerexeta
says that there is a family with this surname in Chili, and other family
with the surname Aretegi in Uruguay
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