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ZABARTE the origin of this surname is the house or farm (baserria) named Zabarte, and located in Elgeta (Gipuzkoa), quarter of Angiozar, today, Elgeta belongs to the municipality of Bergara.

In 1632 Diego Martinez de Zabarte, proved his nobility in Arrasate-Mondragon (there were only necesary to prove to be basque). There is another prove of Nobility in the Court of Valladolid (a special Court for basque afaires) in 1804.

Meaning: Arte means between, and ZABAR can be "small oaks" or thicket, so the meaning can be: (the house) between thickets, or "little oaks"

Coat of arms: There are two, but I think that the original is this: En oro, una faja de gules, acompanhada de dos estrellas del mismo color una a cada lado (In a gold field, a red stripe (horizontal and 1/3 of the coat) with two stars of the same colour (red) one up of the stripe and the other down

Every basque surname can use "DE", because the basque surnames are names of houses, and your surname means that your family came from this house, there are people that used it and other people don't....I use it sometimes,

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