(number of times this surname appears in a sample database of 88.7 million names, representing one third of the 1997 US population)
Basque: habitational name from any of various places in Gipuzkoa named Madariaga, from Basque madari ‘pear tree’ + -aga ‘place’.
GIVEN NAMES: Spanish 41%. Juan (3), Jose (2), Luis (2), Ramon (2), Ricardo (2), Ana, Celso, Corazon, Eduardo, Fidel, Francisco, Gonzalo.
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