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|Meaning||"mountain of oaks"|
|Region of origin||Basque Country|
|Language(s) of origin||Basque|
Arismendi is a Basque surname. The Basque people are indigenous to the area of northeast Spain and southwest France, a historical region known as the Basque Country. Arismendi means "mountain of oaks"; aris meaning "oak" and mendi meaning "mountain."
A branch of the family immigrated to Latin America. One of the first to do so was probably Juan Bernardo de Arismendi, who was from Fuenterrabía, Spain. He immigrated to present-day Venezuela, and was commander of the fortress in Araya during the second half of the 17th century. Through him, the Arismendi family became one of the most prominent families in Venezuela, and many historical figures in Venezuelan history derive from the family.
People with the surname Arismendi
- Daladier Arismendi (1975-2014), better known as Dala, was the founder of the Colombian reggae group Alerta Kamarada
- Daniel Arismendi, Venezuelan footballer.
- Diego Arismendi, Uruguayan footballer.
- Juan Bautista Arismendi, Venezuelan patriot and general of the Venezuelan War of Independence.
- Juan Bernardo Arismendi, Venezuelan Real State Developer.
- Marcelo Arismendi, Chilean journalist and television presenter
- Marina Arismendi, Uruguayan senator and minister of social development.
- Rodney Arismendi, former Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Uruguay.
- Rodolfo Loero Arismendi, Venezuelan founder the first chemical industrial school in Caracas and of the University Institute of Industrial Technology Rodolfo Loero Arismendi.
- Margot Arismendi Amengual, Venezuelan wife of famous architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva.
- Yanina Angelini Arismendi, Uruguayan painter, gallerist and social justice activist living in USA.