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

Alves Early Origins



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

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Alves Spelling Variations


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Alves Spelling Variations



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

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Alves Early History


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Alves Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alves research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1101, 1662 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Alves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alves Early Notables (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...

Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alves 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:

Alves Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alice Alves and George Alves, who settled in Virginia in 1700
  • Alice Alves, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • George Alves, who arrived in Virginia in 1700

Alves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludewig Alves, aged 37, landed in Texas in 1845
  • Priednch Alves, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Ludewig Alves, who came to Texas in 1845
  • Ernestine Schoen Alves, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Conrad Alves, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Alves Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Alves, who arrived in Quebec in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alves (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alves (post 1700)



  • Rubem Azevedo Alves (1933-2014), Brazilian theologian, philosopher, educator, writer and psychoanalyst
  • Thiago Alves (b. 1983), Brazilian professional mixed martial arts fighter
  • Major Vitor Alves, one of a committee of three who were responsible for the bloodless coup of April 1974, that ended the totalitarian regime instituted by Salazar in Portugal
  • Afonso Alves (b. 1981), Brazilian professional footballer
  • Diego Alves (b. 1985), Brazilian footballer

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Motto


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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



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    11. ...

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