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HARYMBAT Surname of a benedictine from Belloc (Lapurdi), than in 1950 was
the author of a method to learn basque.
The meaning is very difficult to know. in basque ARIMA: means gost, and
ARIN: means quick. but I don't think that these are correct meanings for
After write this I have look it up in a book about basque surname wrote by
an Iparraldean and this surname is only mentioned, without comments.
HARYMBAT (MORE ABOUT)
Meaning: HARYN: means Sand, and BAT: riverside or valey. So the meaning
would be "Sandy valley" but in the sense of riverside. As basque surnames
are names of farms the complete meaning is "the house on the sandy
Bat means one in basque, but the author thinks that in this case is not the
basque bat, but the Gascoine or Aquitain bat that means riverside or valey.
There were families with this surname in:
Provinve of Benafarroa: Donibane Garazi (St.Jean de Pied de Port),
Provinve of Labourdi: Bayona,
Province of Zuberoa:Maule
There are also families with this surname in the Region of Bearn
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