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This is a surname which is actually two different surnames
combined. In the Basque Country (as in other areas) the
children take the surname of there father first and then
their mother, but at times there were reasons for wanting to
preserve the maternal surname for future generations (this
was usually due to the prestige associated with that name).
And so these composite surnames are found. I will give the
surname search results for the name Arruza. You can find
Zabala on the list of names already searched on Buber's
This surname originate in Uribe, Vizcaya.
The meaning comes from "aro" or "aru" (a fern) and the
suffix "tza" or "za" (in abundance).
The coat of arms includes a green oak on a field of gold.
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