Esquivel

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Esquivel
Origin
Word/nameSpanish
MeaningBehind the lime trees
Region of originBasque Country, Spain
Other names
Variant form(s)Esquibel, Ezkibel, Ezquivelle, Ezquibel, Escivel, Escibel, Esquivelle, Esquível

Esquivel is a surname of Basque origin as well as a place name. ForeBears a site run by the English have the incorrect meaning. Check ancestry.com for more information

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]

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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.