Covarrubias is a surname in the Spanish language. It is a surname that indicates place of origen, in particular, in the village and municipality of Covarrubias (province of Burgos, Spain), village that was founded in the 7th century by the visigothic king Chindasuinth.

It is compounded of the words cova (cave), ruber (red) and the suffix ia (that has the quality of), meaning "the cave that is red" or simply "red cave".

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