The Basque surname Gamboa is found in France and Spain. The name Gamboa is of topographic origin meaning somebody who lived by the round mountain peak, and is derived from the elements gain meaning “peak or summit” and boa meaning “rounded.” A notable bearer of the name was the 16th Century Basque conquistador Martín Ruiz de Gamboa, who served as Royal Governer of Chile. Federico Gamboa, the Mexican playwright and novelist is another noted bearer. The name is well established in The Phillipines and The Americas.
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