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As you say, your surname can be wrote in both forms, but is more correct
with Z, and without U.....ZENDEGI, that is following the modern basque
The origin of this surname is a house with this name, located in the valey
of Zuia, in the north part of Araba, a branche of this family passed to
Orozko in Bizkaia in 1676.
Proves of Nobility: In Bizkaia in 1676 and 1794, in Valladolid in 1786.
There was a Zendegi, knight of Carlos III in 1814
Meaning: Most authors think that Zenda came from the lathin word Senda that
means pathway, and TEGI or EGI is a sufix that means place, so the meaning
can be: (The house in) The Pathway
Coat of Arms: Partido: 1=BA en azur una torre de plata, aclarada de gules, 2=
en plata tres flores de lis de azur, una sobre otra. Bordura general de oro
con ocho aspas de gules.
NOTE: Aclarada means here, with the door and the windows in red colour
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