Alvarez Family Crest
Colors on the Alvarez family crest explained
Argent (silver) - represents the sincere and peaceful nature of the Alvarez family.
Azure (blue) - represents the Alvarez family's loyalty and truthful nature.
Symbols on the Alvarez family crest explained
The Vair' pattern in blue and white - symbolizes the furs often worn by high born subjects and royalty in ancient times, with a likely connection to the preferred clothing of early Alvarez family members.
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Origins of the Alvarez family name
The earliest known origin of the family name Alvarez is from Spain.
The name was first found in Castile, a region in north-central Spain.
The name is derived from the personal name Alvarez, which is a variation of the Latin name Alvarus, meaning "wise" or "learned.
The name is also considered to have connections to the germanic name Adalwolf, meaning 'noble wolf'.
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Summary of the Alvarez family and the Alvarez family crest
- The Alvarez surname is of Spanish origin.
- It is known that the name likely dates back to the Medieval era.
- There are many instances of the name first appearing in Spain in different regions.
- The Alvarez family was found in the provinces of Castile and of Asturias, in the north of Spain, since the middle ages.
- The first recorded use of the Alvarez surname dates back to 12th century.
- However, the first officially recorded use of the name was when a Basque nobleman named Alvarez was mentioned in a Spanish document.
- Over the centuries, the Alvarez family name has been associated with various noble families in Spain.
- The Alvarez surname was brought to the Americas by Spanish and Portuguese settlers.
- Today, the Alvarez family name in America can be traced back to a man named Rodriguez Alvarez, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1743 from Spain.
- The Alvarez family name is most common in the state of Texas,
- There are many notable people with the Alvarez surname and it has become widely popular across all States in America today.
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