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AZUARA In Bilbao, variation of ASUARA or AZUAGA.
Coat of arms: En oro, un
toro parado, de gules (In red field a red bull). Of course there is an
error with the colours, it cannot be red over red, always must be metal
over colour or colour over metal, so I think it must be red field and
There are today, families with the surname AZUARA in Bilbao, Vitoria and Mexico
ASUARA: In Aragon, variation of ASUAGA
ASUAGA: In the "County" of Uribe, in Bizkaia
AZUAGA is documented in Bermeo (Bizkaia) in 1353
The meaning of these surnames is "blackberry place", although there is
other theory that says that the origin of the word is "ARTSU" and in this
case the meaning would be "place of stones".
The change between Z and S is common in basque surnames, because in basque,
the Z don't sounds like in spanish, but as a strong S (for instance, there
are ASUA families and AZUA, Aspiazu and Azpiazu, etc etc...).
It would be very interesting to make a genealogic research of your surname
to know about the exact origin of your surname (Try in the family research
centers of the Mormon churches). In any case I am sure that is basque. If
you discover something, please let me know.
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