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Irizarry a Basque name?

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Meaning of last name - Irizarry a Basque name?

Felix Irizarry (View posts)
Posted: 8 Feb 2002 4:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Irizarry
Irizarry is in fact a last name from the basque region of Spain. I went to Barcelona on 1995 and found the entire history of the last name in a shop. My mom should have the certificate at home in Puerto Rico. If i remember right it came from the basque name Ira-ziri, which means "Villa de Cerdos" On those times people got their names from where they lived and from what they did for a living. It turns out our family's ancestors where business people dedicated to raising farm animals and most commonly pigs. Yes we are all pig breeders ;) They were famous in the region for the quality of the meats from their animals and owned great extensions of land.
So here you have it our history in a nutshell. They later modified the name and over the years it became Irizarry.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
JoEllen Irizarry 13 Jan 2001 8:00AM GMT 
Aida L. Irizarry 16 Jan 2001 2:25AM GMT 
JoEllen Irizarry 16 Jan 2001 6:53AM GMT 
Oirizarry 19 Feb 2001 7:26PM GMT 
JocelynHernan... 7 Jul 2007 3:08PM GMT 
Felix Irizarry 8 Feb 2002 11:45PM GMT 
JocelynHernan... 7 Jul 2007 3:11PM GMT 
angellirizarr... 24 Jan 2013 6:08PM GMT 
JocelynHernan... 9 Jun 2013 2:32AM GMT 
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