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NAVASCUES Jaime Kerexeta in his Diccionario Onomastico y Heraldico Vasco
says: In Nabaskoitze-Navascues and in Cintruenigo (Nabarra). As you say the
origin of the surname is probably in the place named Nabascues (In basque
Nabaskoize), in the Northeast of Nabarra, and then a branche went to
Cintruenigo in the South.
Variations: Nabascose,Nabascuez,Nabasques (the last with two ponts over the
u, so there must be read Nabascues), Navarscues
The branche you speak about must be a branche from the one of Cintruenigo.
Meaning: NABA means, plain land close to mountains, and the second element
CUES can be KOIZ, with the meaning of High land, so the meaning of
Nabascues can be "Plain in the Highland".
There are families with this surname in many places of the Basque country
and also outside. In Gipuzkoa, in: Donostia-San Sebastian, Renteria, Irun,
Hernani, Tolosa, Zarauz,. In Nabarra: in many villages (south and north)
Proves of nobility: Knight of Santiago in 1698 and 1751
The Clan Navascues were relatives of the important clan Beaumont
Coat of arms: There is a legal document dated in 1695, that describes the
coat of arms of the Navascues of navascues and Cintruenigo (this shows
that they are the same clan cause they have the same coat): Cuartelado; 1=BA
en Azur una cruz de oro 2=BA en gules dos castillos de oro, aclarados y
mazonados de sable y puestos uno sobre otro 3=BA En azur cinco muelas de oro
puestas en aspa 4=BA en plata tres calderas de sable puestas en triangulo
mayor. (there are other coats but this is the older and original)
Penny Mercer is interested in this family and would like to get
in contact with anyone else also interested. Her address is:
15 Gellibrand Street
Kew Victoria 3101
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