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This originally is found in Berastegui and Inza. The surnames Inza,
Ince, and Incera from Berastegui are from the same lineage and share the
same coat of arms.
This surname comes from the word Ini (meaning junco or cat tail - the
plant) and the suffix -tza (meaning abundant). So I can only guess that
the original family home had a lot of cat tails growing nearby.
According to another authority, the surname may also have been derrived
from Ince (meaning pasture).
The coat is quartered (divided in fourths). The 1st and 4th quadrants
each have a silver dog with black spots on a field of blue. The 2nd and
3rd each include a green tree and two red ensigns (flags) crossed
infront of the tree's trunk.
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