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Hi, I knew ALBA was a Sephardic name. I have been researching my Paternal Grandmother's history. She was brought over to America by the BENTENCORT family, and baptised a Catholic. According to family history, the family treated her like an indentured servant and she was forced to peddle food (tamales, tacos etc.) around the downtown area of San Antonio, Texas. She had changed her name to ALVAREZ before she got married, at her deathbed she gave her final statement that her true name was Erlinda ALBA. Researching the ALBA name, the history of the Sephardic Jews kept popping up. Seeing your posting has confirmed my suspitions. This is my biological line, I was sold by my biological mother, while she was still pregnant to the wonderful couple, who I will always call "Mom and Dad". I recently found my biological father who admitted that I came out of a fun-filled weekend. My Grandma was very fair complexion and hazel eyes. She had light, light brown hair. My bio-father's side is from England. I always wondered why my hair lighten in the summer and I would tan so nicely, when "Mom and Dad" was Carnary Islander and Italian! So do you know where the name ALBA originated? This info would help me. Please feel free to post or send me an email. Thank you