Alvarado Name Meaning & Origin

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


Famous People with the Surname Alvarado

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

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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.

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