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