NOTE: The last name Ybarra can also be spelled with an “I”. In its beginnings Ibarra was spelled this way and eventually evolved to Ybarra. Some people around the world still use the old form (Ibarra). It would be interesting to the Ybarras and Ibarras out there to tell us more about their last names and why the use either form of the last name. Here is the information we got about Ybarra.
There are many solares in Biscay, Guipúzcoa, Alava and Navarrese with reference to this lineage that one cannot point out the cradle of this last name. Don Carlos de Ybarra Barreri, admiral of the sea Oceano, was created Marquis of Taracena on August 17th, 1638. Don Juan Antonio de Ibarra y Ubilla, knight of Santiago, was created Viscount of Santo Domingo de Ybarra on September 11th, 1690. Don Fernando de Ybarra y de la Revilla was created Marquis of Arriluce de Ybarra on May 23rd, 1918.
Its Arms: In silver field a sinople olive tree with its open branches and in the center a flat cross of gules with sinople thorns above it.