Humanities › History & Culture Alvarado Name Meaning & Origin Share Flipboard Email Print History & Culture Genealogy Surnames Basics Genealogy Fun Vital Records Around the World American History African American History African History Ancient History and Culture Asian History European History Inventions Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century Women's History View More By Kimberly Powell Genealogy Expert Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University B.A., Carnegie Mellon University Kimberly Powell is a professional genealogist and the author of The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy. She teaches at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. our editorial process Kimberly Powell Updated April 05, 2019 Alvarado is a geographical or habitational name originating from one of several places called Alvarado, meaning "whitened place;" many from Alvarado in Badajoz Province, Spain. Alvarado means "dweller near a white hill or on dry land." Alvarado is the 56th most common Hispanic surname. Surname Origin Spanish, Portuguese Alternate Surname Spellings DE ALVARADO, ALBARADO, DE ALBARADO Famous People with the Surname Alvarado Pedro de Alvarado - legendary Spanish conquistador of the MayaTrinidad "Trini" Alvarado - American actress.Juan Velasco Alvarado – former ruler of Peru, from 1968–1975. Where Do People with the Alvarado Surname Live? According to Public Profiler: World Names the majority of individuals with the Alvarado surname live in Argentina, followed by larger concentrations in Spain and the United States, plus small populations in Switzerland and Canada. Public Profiler doesn't include information from all countries, however, including Mexico and Venezuela. Genealogy Resources for the Surname Alvarado 100 Common Hispanic Surnames & Their MeaningsGarcia, Martinez, Rodriguez, Lopez, Hernandez... Are you one of the millions of people sporting one of these top 100 common Hispanic last names? The Alvarado DNA ProjectThis ancestral y-DNA testing project is open to any male with any spelling of the Alvardo surname. Ancestry.com - Alvarado Genealogy Records (free trial or subscription required)Thousands of records for individuals with the Alvarado surname can be found on the subscription website Ancestry.com, including births, marriages, census, immigration and military records. ALVARADO Family Genealogy ForumSearch this popular genealogy forum for the Alvarado surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Alvarado query. FamilySearch - ALVARADO GenealogyFind records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Alvarado surname and its variations. ALVARADO Surname & Family Mailing ListsRootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Alvarado surname. Cousin Connect - ALVARADO Genealogy QueriesRead or post genealogy queries for the surname Alvarado, and sign up for free notification when new Alvarado queries are added. DistantCousin.com - ALVARADO Genealogy & Family HistoryFree databases and genealogy links for the last name Alvarado. References: Surname Meanings & Origins Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967. Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004. Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989. Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003. Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.