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Originally of the area of Garibai (near Oñate, Guipuzcoa) in 1323. This
surname is also found in Arrasate-Mondragón, Guipuzcoa.
It comes from garo (meaning fern) and ibai (river). So in this case it
would mean the original house was probably near a stream or river
flowing through a place where ferns grew. Other authors believe that it
stems from garai (meaning a high place) or even gari (wheat) but river
remains the same translation for ibai in all cases.
The family's coat of arms is composed of a deer of natural color on a
background of gold. The deer is standing in a green area with golden
wheat growing up from it. A black eagle has it's talons clasped to the
deer's hindquarters and its beak is tearing at the back of the deer.
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