|Meaning:||bilberry place, Priest|
|Related Names:||Abieta, Abeto, Abito, Abbati, Abati, Abeyti, Abbeyti, Abbiati, Abbate|
ORIGIN & HISTORY
According to several sources, One of which is ancestry.com. The last name Abeyta has roots from the Basque Country or Euskal Herria. Basque Country comprises of the autonomous communities of the Basque Country and Navarre in Spain and then the Northern Basque Country in France.
The Basques are a people who live in a small region (about the size of Rhode Island) that straddles the border of Spain and France from the sea in the west into the Pyrenees in the east. This area is called Euskal Herria (comprising seven provinces, historically: Araba, Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa, and Navarra on the Spanish side; Laburdi, Zuberoa, and Behe-Nafarroa on the French side). Basques speak a language called euskara, but today only about 25% of the population is fluent in that tongue. Even so, the word for a Basque person, euskaldun, means “possessor of the Basque language.” The Basque population is distinguished physically by a high incidence of Rh Negative factor in the blood.
No one knows exactly where the Basques came from. Some say they have lived in that area since Cro-Magnon man first roamed Europe. Estimates of how long they have lived there vary from 10,000 to 75,000 years. Some say they are descended from the original Iberians. More fanciful theories exist, as well. One is that the Basques are the descendents of the survivors of Atlantis.
Information on the Basque people can be found at http://www.basque.unr.edu/
according to http://howmanyofme.com/search/ •There are 6,459 people in the U.S. with the last name Abeyta. •Statistically the 5594th most popular last name.
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|Meaning||bilberry place, Priest +|
|Meaningnc||bilberry place, priest +|
|Origin||Spanish +, Basque +, and Italian +|
|Rank in 2000s||0 +|
|Related||Abieta +, Abeto +, Abito +, Abbati +, Abati +, Abeyti +, Abbeyti +, Abbiati +, and Abbate +|