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Alvis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Alvis family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the Germanic personal name Aldway which was derived from Aeoelwig, which meant noble war.


Early Origins of the Alvis family


The surname Alvis was first found in Oxfordshire, where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had several early spellings of the name listed: Robert Alewi; Aldwy ad Fontem; William Aldwy and Walter Elwy. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
About the same time, the source the History of Norfolk notes: "Roger Bigot had a small tenure at the Survey, held by a freeman of Alwi, in King Edward's reign."

Early History of the Alvis family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alvis research.
Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1279, 1279, 1296, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1561, 1645, 1584, 1645, 1704 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Alvis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Alvis Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Alvis include Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.

Early Notables of the Alvis family (pre 1700)


Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alvis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Alvis family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Alvis were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.

Contemporary Notables of the name Alvis (post 1700)


  • Norman Alvis (b. 1963), American former cyclist, winner of the United States National Road Race Championships (1995)
  • Hayes Alvis (1907-1972), American jazz bassist and tubist
  • Roy Maxwell Alvis (b. 1938), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1962 to 1970
  • John Alvis, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 107th District, 1998 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gordon Alvis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. Alvis Clore (1892-1959), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Henderson, Kentucky, 1942-46; Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 14th District, 1958-59 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alvis Forrest Gregg (b. 1933), former American football player and coach inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Alvis Lindel "Al" Veach (1909-1990), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1935 season
  • Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens (1929-2006), American singer and guitarist who had 21 No. 1 hits on the country music charts with his band the Buckaroos, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Citations


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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