Basque: Etymology of Unanue

Michael Zwingli

Senior Member
English (U.S.A. - New England)
Hello all. I would like to have an idea of the morphemes that comprise the surname Unanue, which I undestand to be of Basque origin. Thank you in advance!
  • Penyafort

    Senior Member
    Catalan (Catalonia), Spanish (Spain)
    I suppose the surname has its origin in the small village called Unanu, in Navarre.

    This is supposedly formed by Unanu + -e, which -here I'm guessing- must be either a local variant of Unanu·a (defined nominative) or a locative. The word unanu seems to be one of the ways to call the white asphodel.