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BASULTO Yes there is a quarter of Bilbao named Basurto, there is a Big Hospital on it called Hospital of Basurto.

I have not find anithing about this surname with L., but if your ancestors came from South America can be probably a variation of the Surname Basurto, in some zones of South America they used to change the R in to L. I have loked up in a complete spanish atlas and there isn't any place called Basulto, so I think is not a spanish surname, but a basque one.

BASURTO: This surname was originated in Bizkaia, more concretely in Abando (today Bilbao), and there are also families with this name in Getaria and Alegria in Gipuzkoa. There were branches of this family in Andalucia and Castilla.

BASO: means forest, and URTO-ORTU, means cultivated place or vegetable garden. there are lots of proves of nobility, there were men with this surname, Knights of Santiago (1658,1660,1695,1779), Knights of Calatrava (1668,1671),Knight of Alcantara (1682), Knights of San Juan de Jerusalen (1734,1778,1789).

Coat of arms: there are many (8 or 9)

There is another surname BASUALDO, tipical of Bizkaia, with branches in Alaba, and a variation of it in Argentina: BASUALTO


Sobre BASULTO, he encontrado que es una variacion de Basurto, localizada en Argentina y Mexico.

Otra posibilidad etimologica (mas probable) para Basurto es BASO+AURTENEAN (testimono del siglo XVII), que querria decir "en medio del bosque", ya explique que BASO es bosque o monte boscoso

Ha habido familias con el apellido Basurto en Nabarra, en Tudela y en Lizagurria, ademas de en Bizkaia y Gipuzkoa.

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