Alvarez Family History

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Alvarez Name Meaning

Spanish (Álvarez): from a patronymic form of the personal name Álvaro (see Alvaro).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Alvarez Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Alvarez name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Alvarez. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Alvarez Family Origin

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Alvarez Family Occupations

What did your Alvarez ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, General Dealer, Clothier and Income Derived From Divs were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alvarez. A less common occupation for the Alvarez family was Teacher Of Languages. The most common Alvarez occupation in the UK was General Dealer. 40% of Alvarez's were General Dealers.

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  • General Dealer

  • Clothier

  • Income Derived From Divs

  • Teacher Of Languages


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Alvarez ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Alvarez Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 127,000 census records available for the last name Alvarez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alvarez census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Alvarez Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alvarez ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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