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Meaning of the name and location

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Meaning of the name and location

Gayle Basaldu (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jul 2006 3:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Basaldu/Basaldu-Perales
I am researching the Basaldua/Basaldu family.

According to Ancestry.com, the Basaldua/Basaldu name is Basque: habitational name from Basaldua in Urduna (Orduna), in Biscay province, Spain. It also is a topographical name from BASO=meaning 'wood' or 'forest' + ALDU+ meaning 'high' + the definite article -a on the end. Thus, high forest.

According to Gary Felix, the Bazaldua name can be found in New Spain, Northeastern, Mexico, by 1691. Gary also states that the area of origin is Basque.

My ancestor is Franciso Basaldua/Basaldu, born September, 1840, Mexico. He married Santos Perales, around 1860/63. She was also born in 1840. Both are buried in Encinal, La Salle County, Texas. They were naturalized in 1868. I have not been able to locate the parents of Francisco Basaldua/Basaldu in Mexico.

ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much,

Gayle Basaldu

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