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