Alvaro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished surname Alvaro 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 Alvaro, 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."

Early Origins of the Alvaro family

The surname Alvaro 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.

Important Dates for the Alvaro family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alvaro research. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1768 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Alvaro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Alvaro Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Alvaro family (pre 1700)

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Alvaro migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alvaro Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Guijo Alvaro, who settled in Panama in 1514
Alvaro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Alvaro, who settled in New Orleans in 1825
  • Jose Alvaro, aged 26, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1825 [1]
  • Alanasia Alvaro, aged 49, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • I Alvaro, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Alanasia Alvaro, who settled in New Orleans in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Alvaro (post 1700)

  • Vitali Alvaro (b. 1950), Italian actor
  • Corrado Alvaro (1895-1956), Italian novelist
  • Anne Alvaro (b. 1951), French actress
  • Rubio Robres Alvaro (b. 1979), Spanish footballer
  • Rafael González Alvaro (b. 1984), Uruguayan football right winger
  • Parente Alvaro (b. 1984), Portuguese racecar driver
  • Mikel Alvaro (b. 1982), Spanish footballer
  • David Alvaro Felt (1820-1892), American politician, Commissioner of Sullivan County, New Hampshire; New Hampshire State Representative
  • Alvaro Simoes Lopes, Brazilian agriculturalist
  • Alvaro Valera Muñoz-Vargas (b. 1986), Spanish two-time silver and bronze medalist table tennis athlete from Seville

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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)
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