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IPARAGIRRE there are houses or farms with this name in: Irun (2), Oiarzun, Irura, Tolosa, Idiazabal, Azpeitia, Belaunza, hondarrabia, and Beasain in Gipuzkoa, and also a branche in Elorrio (Bizkaia), and other Branche (perhaps house) in Lesaka Nabarra. There are authors that say that one of the houses of Irun is the original one.

Meaning: Ipar means North, but also "North Wind", and Agirre means manifest, clear, evident, or also exposed, because of that the meaning, can be "The house exposed to the North wind", or also "The house Agirre of the North", There are many houses Agirre, and the sense of the name is something like, house exposed, without trees, and in a high place, very manifiest.

Today there are families with this surname in the whole Basque Country, many of them in Navarre.

Coat of arms: There are two, but I think, that this one is the original: En oro, una banda llena de ondas de agua de azur y plata, acompaniada de dos sauces de sinople, uno a cada lado; empinante al troco del sauce de arriba , un jabali de sable, y atravesado al pie del tronco del sauce de abajo, otro jabali de sable, atado al tronco con una cadena.

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