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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."

Alvaro Early Origins



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.

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Alvaro Spelling Variations


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Alvaro Spelling Variations



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

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Alvaro Early History


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Alvaro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alvaro research. Another 251 words (18 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.

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Alvaro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alvaro Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alvaro 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:

Alvaro Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Guijo Alvaro, who came to Panama in 1514

Alvaro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Alvaro, who came to New Orleans in 1825
  • Jose Alvaro, aged 26, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Alanasia Alvaro, aged 49, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • I Alvaro, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Alanasia Alvaro, who came to New Orleans in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alvaro (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Alvaro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alvaro 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 March 2016 at 23:38.

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