The surname Alvarenga is of local origin, that is, it is a surname derived from the place of origin of the initial bearer. In this case, the surname is derived from the place name Alvarenga in Beira, Portugal, where the ancestral seat of this family was found. It is possible that the place name is derived from the same root as the Spanish word "albar," which means "a white hilly area."
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