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MUGERZA (Muguerza): In Bizkaia, there is a house (Caserio)
MugArza, but no Mugerza, all the Mugerza houses are in Gipuzkoa.
One in Bergara, in Eibar, in Zaldibia and in Elgiobar
(neigborhood of san Miguel) Martin Mugerza lived in Segura in
1612, Diego Mugerza in Motriko in 1641, Miguel Muguerza in
Berastegi 1666, Pedro Mugerza in Zumaia in 1710. Juan Mugerza
(tailor) lived in Donostia, and carried to the king Enrique IV
to Donostia (San Sebastian), in a boat, property of Juanot
Goyaz in 1457. There is a reference to a Mugarza in Nabarra in
1323, other reference to other Mugerza in Tolosa in 1346. and
other in Aramaiona (Araba) in 1687
Meaning: there are two posibilities, most authors defend that
Mugar, or Muger means silex, there are other authors that think
that MUGAR or MUGER is a contraction of Mugarri, that is the
stone that marks property limits, or borders, the sufiz ZA or
TZA means abundance
Coat: (Houses of Bergara and Elgoibar): En oro, diez panelas de
sinople puestas 3,3,3, y 1
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