Alva records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Alva family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Alva surname or get a copy of the Alva family Crest (a great gift idea!).


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Alva Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Alva Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Alva family tree.

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ukDid you know that there are currently 12 people with the Alva surname in the UK? Alva is now ranked number 4030 for popularity in the UK.

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ukDid you know that there are currently 3038 people with the Alva surname in the USA? Alva is ranked number 156 for popularity in the USA.

Miscellaneous Alva Databases

Study the Ellis Island Database for information on the Alva family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Alva

Wikipedia Luigi Alva (10 April 1927) was the foremost tenore leggiero of the third quarter of the 20th century.
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Wikipedia Felipe Pinglo Alva (July 18, 1899 - May 13, 1936), known as the father of Peruvian Musica criolla, was an influential and prolific poet and songwriter best known for his often covered "El Plebeyo" (The Commoner).
Wikipedia Margaret Alva (born April 14, 1942) is the Governor of Indian state of Uttarakhand from July 2009.
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