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ITURBURU Itur means fountain, and Buru means Head, but in toponims means high part, in any case Iturburu means little river or better Flowing or spring.

If your grandfather came from Azkarate (Ascarat) in Behenafarroa, then his surname was ITHURBURU, (Iturburu is the spelling of this surname in the South Basque Country). There are Ithurburu families in Laburdi and Behenafarroa

Behenafarroa: Aiherra,Amorots, Arbouet, Azkarate, St. Jean Le Vieux, St. Esteben, Helette, Iholdy, Isturitz, Ispoure, Mendive

Laburdi: Donibane Lohitzun, Hazparren, Cambo,

Also in Gascogne, Buenos Aires and Uruguay

Other spells for the surname depending the zone: Iturburu, Itorburu, Uthurburu, Ithurguru.......etc.....

I have copied this information of the book about Basque surnames written by Philippe Oyhanburu, this book (3 vols) is the best one about North-Basque surnames.

In the book of Jaime kerexeta, the author only speaks about the Iturburu surname of the south, without any mention to the Ithurburus of the north. There are better works about southern surnames than northern ones (I think so)

Carlos Iturburu informs me that the are also Iturburu's in Mexico.

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