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AKORDAGOITIA Akorda is a small village, in the municipalitie of Ibarrangelua, there are in this villages some houses named Akorda Aurrekoa, Akorda, beazkoa, Akorda, Etxebarria, Akorda goikoetxea etc..........so Akorda is the name of the house and the owners add other word to make the names different from a house to another, Goikoetxea means the house in the high, Etxebarria is the new house etc....., there are some houses Akorda in a village close to Ibarrangelua named Ereno (with egne): Akorda Etxebarria, Akorda Goitia, and Akorda Beitia, basque families took their names from the house they lived, so it is clear that your familie lived in the house Akorda Goitia, and took their name, the meaning is The house Akorda in the High part, Akorda beitia means the house Akorda in the Down part.

The meaning of Akorda is not very clear. Oyhamburu says that is composed by ARRI and KORTA, arri means stone or stony, and KORTA can be communal land, but also can be stable. I prefer the meaning: Stony communal land

Coat of arms: En oro, un losanje de gules, cargado de cuatro estrellas de plata, puestas dos y dos, sobre ondas, de agua de azur y plata, y cantonado de cuatro panelas de azur.

There are Akordagoitia families in: Bilbao, Gernika, Ispazter, Zamudio and Mexico.

The surname have the variations: Acordagoitia, Acordagoity, and with the modern basque ortographic rules is Akordagoitia

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