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|Region of origin||Basque|
|Variant(s)||Yeniego, Yenigo, Yeniguez, Ynigo, Ynyéguez, Yñiguez e Yñiquiz|
Usually surnames were originated in the Basque Country as name of houses, being families known by the name of the house they inhabited once. Yñigo was originally spelled Eneko and evolved from the Basque words ene, which means 'my', and ko, which means 'little'. Therefore, Yñigo means 'my little (love/dear)'.
Confusion arises with the change and the number of changes in name, the proof is the following: Those names Eneko or Enneco or time change to Einygo, lamented, Endego, Enec, Eneco, Eneg, Enego, Enegot, Éneq, Enyego, Enyeguez, Enyégues, Ennego, Ennygo, Eynigo, Henego, Henneco, Inego, Inigo, Innago, Iñaki, Iñigo, Iniguez, Íñiquiz, Migo, Ñiguez, Yeniego, Yenigo, Yeniguez, Ynigo, Ynyéguez, Ýñigo, Yñigo, Yniguez and Yñiquiz. The enormous variety in the name is due to phonetic reasons for the continued displacement of people, lack of literacy, and other causes that enable name radiation such as enabling the success of a family in filling different socioeconomic niches. We must bear in mind that is so much a name as a surname. Disseminated throughout the Hispanic world and otherwise.
|Siglo I a. C.||Siglo VIII d. C.||Siglo IX||Siglo X||Siglo XI||Siglo XII||Siglo XIII||Siglo XIV||Siglo XV||Siglo XVI|
|Ennecho 968||Enecho||Enechot 1211||Ennecot 1330||Enecot|
|Eneko 1062||Enecone 1187||Ennecus 1277|
|Yniego 1312||Ynigo 1475|
Coat of arms and nobility
Over the centuries, there have been many different coat of arms associated with this surname. At the "Consejo Real de Navarra", "Real Chancillería de Granada", "Real Chancillería de Valladolid", "Real Compañía de Guardias Marinas", "Real Audiencia de Oviedo" and in the following orders "Order of Alcantara", "Order of Calatrava", "Order of Charles III", "Order of Montesa", "Order of Saint Lazarus" and "Order of Santiago" there are different records for this surname amongst other "Expedientes de Hidalguía" held in their archive. Which are open for public use, genealogists and family historians.
- Lope Yñigo (1969), Mexican land tenure
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