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The distinguished surname Alvarado comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames. Checking further we found the name was derived from the baptismal name Alvaro and denoted someone who was faithful and honest.

Alvarado Early Origins



The surname Alvarado was first found in Asturias, along the northern coast of Spain.

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Alvarado Spelling Variations


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Alvarado Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Alvarado, de Alvarado, Albarado, de Albarado and others.

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Alvarado Early History


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Alvarado Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alvarado research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1188 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Alvarado History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alvarado Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alvarado Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alvarado Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alvarado Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Pedro de Alvarado, who voyaged to Hispaniola and to Cuba in 1510. From Cuba he journeyed to Mexico, and explored the Caribbean coastline. The Alvarado River in Mexico is named for him and he became second-in-command to Hernán Cortés during the conquest of Mexico. Next, he traveled to Guatemala, where he founded the city of Antigua in 1524 and left a collection of his writings describing these adventures, that survive to this day
  • Juan de Alvarado, who sailed to America in 1511
  • Jerónimo de Alvarado sailed to America in 1527
  • Francisco Alvarado sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Martín de Alvarado sailed to Peru in 1555
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Alvarado Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan De Alvarado, who landed in America in 1811
  • Alfonso de Alvarado, who accompanied Pizarro to Peru, later continued on to the Río de la Plata and was named Captain General of that region
  • Pedro Alvarado, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Jeronimo De Alvarado, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Francisco De Alvarado, who landed in Peru in 1834
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Contemporary Notables of the name Alvarado (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alvarado (post 1700)



  • David Shane "Dàvi" Alvarado (b. 1988), American singer, actor, songwriter and male model
  • William Ortiz Alvarado (b. 1947), American composer
  • Adrian Alvarado, American actor on the soap operas
  • Francisco María Alvarado (b. 1793), early settler of San Diego, California
  • Sean Conrad Alvarado (b. 1987), American soccer player
  • Cesar Alvarado, retired American soccer midfielder
  • Don Alvarado (1904-1967), American actor, assistant film director, and film production manager
  • Mike Alvarado (b. 1980), undefeated Mexican-American boxer
  • Peter J. Alvarado Jr. (1920-2003), American animation and comic book artist
  • Ralph A. Alvarado, American Republican politician, Physician; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2012
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Alvarado Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alvarado Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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