When Maria Encarnacion Alvarado was christened on 5 April 1839, in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, her father, Juan Fabian Alvarado, was 40 and her mother, Juana Bautista Morales, was 39. She married Serapio Aguirre on 13 January 1859, in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She died after 1910, in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Luis, Manuel, Carlos, Jesus, Francisco, Raul, Jorge, Pedro, Guadalupe, Mario.
Spanish: habitational name from a place in Badajoz province called Alvarado. Compare Albarado and Alvardo .
History: This name was first 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.