Elórtegui & other family names
The name Elórtegui has its origin in Biscay, specially in Maruri and surrounds, the area of Plencia, Górliz y Munguía. It is in those zones and in Bilbao where the name can be found more frequently. But, after spreading from Spain, there are Elortegui families at Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Chile, Florida y Philadelphia, California y Australia.
Inside Spain, we have information about a family group from Plencia y Górliz, Munguía, another one from Pasajes de San Pedro, the group of the caserío de Basordas, the group from Erandio-Portugalete, the group from Bermeo and the group of the residents at the caserío Elórtegui Bekoa at Maruri.
Some branches of Elortegui has its origin at the Elortegui Bekoa "caserio" (bekoa=downside) with a common ancestor who was born about 1635. He has descendants at Munguía, Pasajes de San Pedro, Lemóniz, Argentina, USA and Australia.
These pages try to be a point of contact for all of us with the name Elortegui, and with the many names we are related. These names are mainly the families of Maruri, Plencia, Górliz, Munguía, Meñaca y Erandio in the middle 19th century.
The origin of this work was the family of Nicolás Elortegui Gambe y María Luisa Zárraga Torrontegui
But if you want to search other Elortegui branches or another names, you can begin here.
If you want to contact with us at nicolas @ elortegui.org, you are welcome. We would be pleased of rebuilding our links.
If you have lost fluency in spanish, you can contact us in english or french at nicol @ elortegui.org