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Alvarez Family History

Alvarez Name Meaning

Spanish (Álvarez): patronymic from the personal name Álvaro (see Alvaro ). Compare Alavarez Albares Albarez Alvares and Alverez . Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the name in 1 above at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Alvares, Alvaro, Olivarez, Florez, Galvez, Almaraz, Allard, Alvidrez

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Where is the Alvarez family from?

You can see how Alvarez families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alvarez family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Alvarez families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Alvarez families living in Florida Territory. This was about 50% of all the recorded Alvarez's in USA. Florida Territory and 1 other state had the highest population of Alvarez families in 1840.
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What did your Alvarez ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Alvarez. 29% of Alvarez men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Alvarez women worked as a Cigar Maker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alvarez were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Cigar Maker
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cigar Maker
  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 132,000 immigration records available for the last name Alvarez. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Alvarez. For the veterans among your Alvarez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alvarez lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Alvarez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Alvarez in 1940 was 44, and 68 in 2004.

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