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DICHARRY Kerexeta says that the origin is Laburdi, the initial D is very
tipical in many Basque French surnames, and is an agregation, to put an
example I use offenly to write my surname as De Ormaetxea, but in France
people use D plus an apostrophe, so the surname is not Dicharry but
Itxarri, well there are two theories about this surname
Theory 1.- The surname comes from AXERI, AXARI that means "the fox", used
as an old name, The basques used to have names of animals (Ex. the basque
name Otxoa means "Wolf" it was translated to the lathin Lupo that gaves
Lope or Lopez)
Theory 2.- The original surname is Etxarri, composed by Etxe, that as you
know means house, and Arri that means stone, so the meaning can be House
made with stones, or also The house in the stony place
I prefer the second Theory, from the surname Echarri came D'Etxarri and
Families with this surname: In Benabarra: Bidarrai. In Laburdi: Anglet,
Baiona, Biarritz, St. Jean de Luz, Urruna,. There are also families in the
French regions of Gascogne and Bearn.
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