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Other spellings of this surname include Goienetche and Goienetxe. It is
found in Arizkun, Aspilkueta, Iruieta, Ordoki, and in the valley of
Baztan. Some branches went to Elizondo, Tarazona (Zaragoza),
Velez-Málaga, and Peru. In Larabezua, Ustaritz, and Argentina it is also
known as Gojeneche.
This name means the house on the hill, mountain top, or pinnacle. Being
a superlative it indicates the highest point around. The word Goyen is
the superlative of Goi (meaning the one on top or the highest one).
Exte is house.
The arms are a checkered shield of silver and black (10 squares of each
color). Another version includes the same type background with squares
of red and silver (15 squares of each color). Others add to this second
design a silver border.
Debbie Rogers sends this additional information:
I have been in contact with people in Spain and
have received my ancestral report taking the Goyeneche (de Goyeneche)
name back to pre-1700. My Great Great Grandfather, Santiago Francisco De
Goyeneche Urrutia (1786-1845) from Garzain, Spain (Valle de Baaztan) Casa
de Goyenechea, barrio de Aristegui, married and raised a family in
Alamos, Sonora Mexico. He died and is buried in Alamos. I just thought
I would let you know about another spelling of the name and another
country of migration.
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