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BOURTAYRE.....is a derivation of the surname GORTAIRI, and means: Domaine de l'aire du champ communal, du terrain particulier. Il semble bien que les var. telles que Bortairu, Gortairu soient encore une alteration.

This surname have a lot of variations, but this spelling is found in Laburdi: Anglet, Bierritz, Larre, Zibure........Bourthayre in Biarritz documented since 1887.

Nothern basque surnames, suffered a lot of variation because of the influence of french ortography.

In Nabarra (Baztan) exists the surname Bortairi

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