The Spanish surname Alvarez is a patronymic form of the personal name Álvaro. The personal name Álvaro is originally a Visigoth name of uncertain origin. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Juan Braba Albarez, which was dated March 15th 1548, at Nuestra Snora de la Antigua, Spain . Other examples of the surname recording include Barona Josepe Alvarez, at Valladolid, Spain on March 30th 1594, and Juan Alvares, who married Maria Rodriguez at San Diego, California, on November 11th 1781.
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