The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Elizondo. The Spanish surname Elizondo is derived from the place name where the initial bearer lived or held land. In this case, "eleiza" is the Basque term for "church," and the suffix "-ondo" means near or beside. Thus, the surname Elizondo was derived from ancient Basque as the term for someone living near a church.
Early Origins of the Elizondo family
The surname Elizondo was first found in the Navarre- Basque region, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain. Early records show a presence of the Elizondo family in Pamplona, Navarre.
Early History of the Elizondo family
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Elizondo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Elizonda, Eleizondo, Elizalde, Eliza and others.
Early Notables of the Elizondo family (pre 1700)
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