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The meaning of Idoeta is from idoi (marsh or pool) and eta, which is a plural but in surnames acquires the meaning as well of zone or area, so we are led to a swamp place. I suppose you know the female Basque name of Idoia.

History and Locality
There are two caserios Idoeta, one in Murelaga and the other in Zenarruza-Bolibar, so you could come from either of the two since they are towns very near each other. But, before we opted for the theory of Nabarniz with the surname Zabala, so we are limited to Murelaga. Keep in mind that not very long ago the people didn't move from one town to another with ease and nearly always married with people from the nearest town. In 1704, Domingo Idoeta lived in the caserio Idoeta (Barrio de Narea) in Murelaga, in 1745 a Juan Idoeta, and in 1796 a woman named Dominga Martiartu (could have been the widow of an Idoeta).

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