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URKIZA (that is the basque spelling for Urquiza), The meaning is "Birch
Tree Place", URKIA means Birch Tree, and the sufix ZA means abundance.
There is a house ( farms) with this name in Beizama, in the Province of
Gipuzkoa. Ascensio Urkiza lived in Lazkano (Gipuzkoa) in 1570. Pedro
Urkiza lived in Ordizia (Gipuzkoa) in 1585. There were also families with
this surname in Bizkaia, in Aulestia, Bilbao, Zeberio, Igorre,
Arrigorriaga, Berriz etc....
Coat of Arms: there are a lot of coats of this surname (7), if you are
interested I can describe them in spanish, but try to know first the
procedence (village) of your ancestors, if you discover the procedence,
perhaps I would find any more information .
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