Our surname today is spelled "Bazaure"; however, on the marriage license of our oldest known grandparent his surname is spelled "Basauri". "Ramon Basauri" wed "Carlotta Rea" on the 27th day of April 1877 in the city of Durango, state of Durango, Mexico. Oral family history indicates that our family surname was derived from a French soldier whom occupied a town in the state of "Coahuila". From 1862 thru 1865 the French had occupied many states within Mexico between Mazatlan, Durango on the West Coast to Veracruz on the East Coast. Nevertheless, in Europe there is a region in the Western Pyrennes of France which borders the autonomous country of Basque, Spain -- where "Basauri" is the 6th largest of 15 municipalities of this cultural region mix of French/Spanish and Basque - where the native language is Euskara.