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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish : habitational name from a place in Badajoz province called Alvarado.
  • This name was taken to Latin America by Pedro de Alvarado (c.1485–1541), Spanish conquistador and companion of Hernán Cortés. He became governor of Tenochtitlán after the conquest of the Aztecs in Mexico.

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