Esquivel

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Esquivel
Family name
Esquivel coat-of-arms.png
Esquivel Coat-of-Arms
Meaning Behind the lime trees
Region of origin Basque Country, Spain
Related names Esquibel, Ezkibel, Ezquivelle, Ezquibel, Escivel, Escibel, Esquivelle, Esquível

Esquivel is a surname of Basque origin as well as a place name.

Origin[edit]

The last name Esquivel (or Esquibel) has its origins in the village of Esquivel, located in the ayuntamiento of Mendoza, Álava, in Euskadi.[1]

Meaning[edit]

Usually surnames were originated in the Basque Country as name of houses, being families known by the name of the house they inhabited once. Esquivel was originally spelled Ezkibel and evolved from the Basque words Ezki, which means lime tree, and Gibel, which means behind. Therefore, Esquivel means the house behind the lime trees.[2]

People[edit]

Argentina[edit]

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Other[edit]

Locations[edit]

Castillo Eskibel

Buildings and monuments[edit]

Physical locations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eskerrik asko Ezkibel". Blas Uberuaga. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Significado del Apellido Esquivel". Portal de Euskadi. Retrieved 24 May 2009.