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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.

Alvis Early Origins



The surname Alvis was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Alvis Spelling Variations


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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.

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Alvis Early History


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Alvis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alvis research. Another 393 words (28 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.

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Alvis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alvis Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alvis (post 1700)


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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
  • Gordon Alvis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Alvis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alvis 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 10:41.

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