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OYANGURENGOITIA or OJANGURENGOITIA, the J is pronounced in Bizkaia as the
spanish Y, Well I cannot find any house or farm with this name (Basque
surnames are names of Houses or farms), I have found OJANGUREN, and
OJANGOITIA, but I have found that in Elorrio are two houses named Upper
Oianguren, and Downer Oianguren, and GOITIA means Upper, so the solution
can be that, but in Gipuzkoa there are a House named OYanguren Garaikoa in
Azkoitia, and other house named Oyanguren Goikoa, Garaikoa and Goitia means
more or less the same than Goitia. Other possibility can be that Oyanguren
was a surname and Goitia other (both exists as surnames). In the past were
usual that if a man surnamed Oyanguren, married with a woman surnamed
Goitia, and they lived in the Farm Goitia, they aded thye name of the farm
to the surname, so the meaning would be "The Oyanguren family of the Goitia
House". In any case Oyangurengoitia though is a pretty nice basque surname
doesn't appear in the books so I think is a composed surname
OYANGUREN, OXANGUREN, OJANGUREN (variations of the same word)
After read some books I have found that In Bizkaia are farms with the name
Ojanguren, and in Gipuzkoa with the name Oyanguren
Baserriak orFrams in Gipuzkoa: In Elgeta I think this is the Older, In
Bergara,Azkoitia, Irun and Zumaia
Ojanguren in Bizkaia: Two farms in Lezama with this name, there are others
but are not very old so is not the name of the house, but the one of the
first owner, they are in Elorrio, Basauri and Galdakao.
Meaning: In the high part of the forest; OIAN: Forest ,GUREN: high part of
Proves of Nobility: There are a lot of them in many villages, In 1346 is
documented a man with this surname living in Tolosa, In 1477 J. Oyanguren
lived in Zumarraga, another Oyanguren in Urretxu in 1580, Donostia
Proves of Ojanguren: Elorrio (1575,1708),Bilbao (1765),..........
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