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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Alvares. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames. The name Alvares is derived from the baptismal name Alvaro. The surname originally referred to one who was faithful and honest.

Alvares Early Origins



The surname Alvares was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Alvares Spelling Variations


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Alvares Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Alvarez, Albaraz, Alvaroz, Albaroiz, Alvariz, Alvares, Alvar and many more.

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Alvares Early History


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Alvares Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alvares research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1101, 1662 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Alvares History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alvares Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alvares Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Pedro and Garcia Alvarez, knights in the service of King Alfonso VI in 1101; Alfonso Alvarez de Villasandino and Juan Alvarez Gato, fifteenth century poets; Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alba, who fought for Ferdinand and Isabella during the conquest of Granada; Hernando...

Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alvares Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alvares Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan Alvares, who came to Dominican Republic in 1536
  • Ana Nunez Alvares, who arrived in New Spain in 1574
  • Andres Alvares, who settled in New Spain in 1574

Alvares Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Moses Alvares, who landed in Jamaica in 1741

Alvares Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manson Alvares, aged 42, landed in New Orleans, La in 1820
  • Francisco Alvares, aged 53, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Francisco Alvares, who came to New Orleans in 1825
  • Jose Alvares, who settled in New Orleans in 1826
  • Jose Alvares, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Alvares Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nestor Alvares, who arrived in Texas in 1911

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Veritas vincit
Motto Translation: Truth Conquers.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Alvares Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alvares Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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