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MEDRANO The origin of this surname is located in Navarre: Lukin, Puente de
la reina, and Tudela. There were Medrano houses in Araba: Orenin,Elciego,
and Etura, branches in On~ate (Gipuzkoa), Muskes and Dima
(Bizkaia)......there are Medrano families in many parts of Spain.
In the books that I have consulted there is nothing about the meaning, I
suposse that is not a basque surname (linguisticaly) but a lathin one, the
ANO sufix comes from the lathin one ANUS, and means something simmilar to
the saxon genitive ('s), The first part of the surname probably comes from
a name like MEDARA or something simmilar, that gives MEDARANO-MEDRANO, with
the mening of Medara's place. Well, that is my own oppinion, because in the
books about basque surnames it doesn't appear
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