The surname Alvez 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 Alvez family
The surname Alvez 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.
Early History of the Alvez family
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Alvez Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Alvez family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alvez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alice Alves and George Alves, who settled in Virginia in 1700; Ludewig Alves, who came to Texas in 1845. There are many records of the names Alvarez and Alvares in Puerto Rico, Peru, and New Orleans.