The distinguished surname Alverio 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 Alverio, 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 Alverio family
The surname Alverio 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.
Early History of the Alverio family
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Alverio Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Alvaro, Alvarez, Alvarino, Alverino and others.
Early Notables of the Alverio family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alverio family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Alverio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Giotanio Alverio, aged 33, who emigrated to America, in 1923
- Guitanio Alverio, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Alverio (post 1700)
- Rosita Alverio (b. 1931), original name of Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award winning singer, dancer and actress