Origin of the name AITOR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name AITOR.
name meaning "father." In the 19th century, French
Basque author Augustin Chaho published The Legend of Aitor, based on a
belief of the Basque people that they are aitoren semeak, "sons of
the good father," a descendant of biblical Tubal. (Basque
Legends, Webster-Vison, 1879)
Euskarian myths speak, according to some authors, of the destruction of a
former world, from which only a few men escaped, "as few in number as
the olives which remain upon the tree after the fruit has been gathered
in, and as rare as the grapes which hang upon the vines after the vintage
is over." Of this number was Aïtor, the ancestor of the
Euskaldunac. Having retired with his wife into an inaccessible
grotto, Aïtor lived for a whole year in the midst of fire and water,
which were disputing for supremacy everywhere around him.
Overwhelmed with terror, he forgot all the knowledge that had been
transmitted to him by his ancestors concerning past events, and having
even forgotten his own language, he invented a new tongue. The sons
of Aïtor having descended into the plains, spread rapidly, and soon
formed powerful nations, which always faithfully preserved the language
and religion of the father that had descended from high places, their
ancestor of the mountains. (Rambles of a Naturalist on the
coasts..., de Bréau,