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OIHARZABAL this surname exist in the whole Basque country, but with different variations depending the zone, the form you spell it is tipical from Iparralde (French Basque Country) in the provinces of Laburdi and Behenabarra, the C of the surname, is not a real C, but this letter simmilar to the C, but with with a kind of apostrophe under it, and sounds simmilar to the basque Z, but in families that leved the Basque Country the original letter was changed by a C in many cases

There are Oyharcabals in BEHENEBARRA:Aiherre, and Heleta and in LABURDI: in Biriatou (rated since 1651), Sara (rated since 1749), Baiona, Hazparren, Cambo, Lekorne (Mendionde),Uztaritz,

there are also families with this surname in Bearn and in France

The meaning of the surname is OHIAR or OHIAN: wild forest, ZABAL: Big, so the meaning is The Big Forest

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