I am starting a family tree on my "Alderete Family" and was so excited to find this website. I was especially pleased to find the origin of my name--finally. Thank you for that bit of information.Recently, I was in Salt Lake City, at the Genealogy Center and saw that "Alderete" came from a village that starts with letter V in Spain.Do you know more about this info?
Also, I wanted to ask if anyone knows about the Alderete's from Mesilla, New Mexico?My grandfather's name is Juan Alderete and my dad is Roberto Montanez Alderete. The family moved to California around 1946. Any info would be great.Nonetheless, I think our last name is unique and beautiful.Thanks, Jennifer