Hi. I have noticed you have interesting discussion of your family name- Alderete/Aldrete.
I am Arnold Alderite. I am now based in Japan as international scholar and researcher. I am pursuing my doctoral program here in Tokyo. I come from the Philippines and my grandparents were of Spanish dissent. As you may have known the country was colonized by Spaniards for 300 years so that explained all.
My grandparents originated in Bohol, one of the regions in the Philippines were Spaniards settled.
Thee are also many Alderites and Alderetes in the Philippines. I do not know how did my family name evolved but I guess it must have been due to the registration of names which sometimes were erroneous.
It is indeed nice to know some of you here. May our tribe increase in whatever undertakings we do. I hope to see some of you when I go the U.S. someday.