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Jaime Kerexeta in his Diccionario Onomastico Y Haraldico Vasco, locate this
surname in Uruguay ,as a variation of a basque surname that can be
Maritorena or Maitiarena.
the sufix ENA means "The House of", and is like the genitive saxon, the
first element of the surname is the name of a person. Oyhanburu thinks that
the original surname is Maizkorena, giving to Maizko the same sense than
Kerexeta, the name of a parson.
Probably the name origin means "The house of Little Mary" MAI is a
contraction of MARI, and TO is a diminutive. Can also be "The house of
In the Basque Country are Maritorena s in Nabarra.
Maitorena in Uruguay
Maytorena in Mexico
There are very few information about this surname, If you make your
genealog tree, please let me know what do you find.
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