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The name has two theories of origin, which denote either Latin or Arabic roots.Under the Latin theory, the name derives from albus quercus meaning "white oak".Another theory suggests that the name derives from the Arabic Abu al-Qurq, which means "father of the cork [oak]".The first "r" in Alburquerque was later dropped, probably due to association with the prominent Portuguese general Alfonso de Albuquerque, whose family title (among others) and then name originated from the presently Spanish town, which was once a dominion of the Kings of Portugal and used the Portuguese variant spelling of its name.
The change was also in part because citizens found the original name difficult to pronounce.
Petroglyphs carved into basalt in the west part of the city bear testimony to early Native American presence in the area, now preserved in the Petroglyph National Monument.
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