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GOIKOETXEA Is a very common surname, in Bizkaia are more or less 60 farms
or houses with this name. In the Census of 1796 appears a house named
Goikoetxea in Bermeo (quarter of San Pelaio), but in the Census of 1745 and
1704 there is not any house with this name, so this house was built between
1745 and 1796 (so it cannot be the origin of your surname). There are also
a lot of houses Goikoetxea in the rest of our Country.
The meaning is: GOI means Up or high, KO means of or 's, ETXEA means house,
so the meaning is : Upper house
there is of course a lot of proves of nobility and coats of arms
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