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Multiple Origins for the Surname Alvarez



The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Alvarez. 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 Alvarez is derived from the baptismal name Alvaro. The surname originally referred to one who was faithful and honest.

Early Origins of the Alvarez family


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

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Early History of the Alvarez family

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Early History of the Alvarez family


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Alvarez Spelling Variations

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Alvarez Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Alvarez family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Alvarez family (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...
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Migration of the Alvarez family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Alvarez family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alvarez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Anton Alvarez, who settled in America in 1512
  • Alonso Alvarez, who arrived in America in 1528
  • Ana Alvarez, who settled in America in 1535
  • Ana Rodriguez Alvarez, who settled in 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 settled in New Orleans in 1779

Alvarez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Alvarez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Julian Alvarez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Nicolas Alvarez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Juliana Alvarez, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hemand Alvarez, who landed in America in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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)


  • Luis Walter Alvarez (1911-1988), American physicist, Nobel prize winner in 1968 for his work in elementary particle research
  • Julia Altagracia Alvarez (b. 1950), American novelist and poet
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Donald R. Alvarez, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David A. Alvarez, American politician, Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1990 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Chema Alvarez Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carmen Alvarez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carlos A. Alvarez (b. 1952), American politician, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2004-11 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carlos Alvarez (b. 1986), American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 2009; Peace and Freedom Candidate for Governor of California, 2010 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Anita Alvarez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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The Alvarez Motto

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The Alvarez 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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