The Spanish surname Balderrama is of local origin, derived from a place name where the original bearer resided or held land. In ancient times, before a formal system of hereditary family surnames had evolved, it was common practice to name a person according to their place of origin. Thus, the surname Balderrama thus means "one who hailed from Valderas."
Early Origins of the Balderrama family
The surname Balderrama was first found in the Castilian province of Leon, in the northwestern mountains of the region.
Important Dates for the Balderrama family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balderrama research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1589 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Balderrama History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Balderrama Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Valderrama, Valderas, Valdera, Balderrama and others.
Early Notables of the Balderrama family (pre 1700)
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balderrama Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Balderrama migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Balderrama Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Luis Balderrama, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1835 
Contemporary Notables of the name Balderrama (post 1700)
Robert "Bobby" Lee Balderrama, American guitarist for the band Question Mark & the Mysterians
Michael Balderrama (b. 1973), American choreographer, Broadway dancer, and producer
Claudia Balderrama Ibañez (b. 1983), Bolivian race-walker at the 2012 Summer Olympics
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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