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The distinguished surname Alvarez originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. The name Alvarez, like many surnames began as a personal name. A'lvarois is a Spanish personal name of Germanic origin, which is composed of the elements "alla," meaning "all," and "waria," meaning "protection." Other instances of the name derive from the Visigothic personal name "Alver," which comes from the elements "all" and "wer," meaning "all true."

Alvarez Early Origins



The surname Alvarez was first found in the 14th century in the city of Todi, which is south of Perugia in the region of Umbria. At this time the Alviano family moved to Orvieto where they became lords of the Alviano castle and of the lands around it which were called Riofreddo and Mandola. The name appears most frequently in Campania and Calabria and in the city of Naples in particular.

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Alvarez Spelling Variations


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Alvarez Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Alvaro, Alvarez, Alvarino, Alverino and others.

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Alvarez Early History


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Alvarez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alvarez research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1768 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Alvarez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alvarez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alvarez Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alvarez 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:

Alvarez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Anton Alvarez, who came to America in 1512
  • Alonso Alvarez, who arrived in America in 1528
  • Ana Alvarez, who came to America in 1535
  • Ana Rodriguez Alvarez, who came to Peru in 1567
  • Andres Alvarez, who settled in New Granada in 1567
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Alvarez Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antonia Alvarez, who came to New Orleans in 1779

Alvarez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Alvarez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Julian Alvarez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Nicolas Alvarez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Juliana Alvarez, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Hemand Alvarez, who landed in America in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Alvarez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angel Alvarez, who settled in Tampa, FL in 1901

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alvarez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alvarez (post 1700)



  • Eugenio Alfredo Alvarez (1918-1976), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972; Member of New York State Assembly 75th District, 1973-74
  • Donald R. Alvarez, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1996
  • David A. Alvarez, American politician, Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1990
  • Chema Alvarez Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996
  • Carmen Alvarez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000
  • Carlos A. Alvarez (b. 1952), American politician, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2004-11
  • Carlos Alvarez (b. 1986), American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 2009; Peace and Freedom Candidate for Governor of California, 2010
  • Anita Alvarez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008
  • Everett Alvarez, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2008
  • Ivonne Alvarez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2004
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Alvarez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alvarez 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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