Alves History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Alves is patronymic, that is, it is a surname derived from the first name of a male relative. In this case, the surname is derived from the Portuguese/Spanish first name Alvaro, which is ultimately from the Germanic (Visigoth) words "all," meaning all and "wer," meaning true. The suffixes "ez - oz - iz - es" on the end of Portuguese names generally indicate that the name is of patronymic origin. There is also a place-name Alve which is located in Spain.

Early Origins of the Alves family

The surname Alves was first found in Portugal. Early records of this name in Spain frequently occur with the prefix "de," and there is a reference to one Martin Garcia de Alve recorded in Tolosa in 1346.

Important Dates for the Alves family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alves research. Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Alves Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Alves, Alvez, Alvarez, Alvares and others.

Early Notables of the Alves family (pre 1700)

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Alves migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • George Alves, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]
Alves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ludewig Alves, aged 37, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Priednch Alves, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Ludewig Alves, who settled in 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 migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alves Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Alves, who arrived in Quebec in 1833

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
  • Danilo Alves de Freitas (b. 1989), Brazilian football player
  • Walder Alves Souto Amado (b. 1978), known as Ronny is a Cape Verdean footballer
  • Alfredo Alves Tinoco (1904-1975), Brazilian footballer
  • William Alves Boys (1868-1938), Canadian politician and barrister, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Simcoe South (1912-1925), for Simcoe North (1925-1930)

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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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