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."
Early Origins of the Alvarenga family
The surname Alvarenga was first found in the district of Alvarenga in the province of Beira in Portugal.
Important Dates for the Alvarenga family
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Alvarenga Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Alvarenga, Albarenga, Alvaringa, De Alvarenga and others.
Early Notables of the Alvarenga family (pre 1700)
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Alvarenga migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Alvarenga Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Alvarenga Settlers in United States in the 16th Century