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Although I can see the similarity in the name Ureta and the Surname Urueta it is difficult to judge whether they are actually linked. You suggested in your request that your wife seem confident that URUETA means "Distant Water" if somehow her ancestors derived their surname from Ureta that could possibly be so, but the Basque Surname URUETA is actually a variation of the name ORUETA which comes from Oņate.

Orueta is derrived from Orue, which has various meanings. It can mean avena (oats), helecho (moss) or enebro (juniper). This in combination with the suffix -eta (place or field) gives us a fairly clear picture of where the original family made their home.

The coat is a field of gold on which a piece of black coal burns with flames of red.

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