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Historical References

"ALVES. From Alves in Moray. The surname should be pronounced as one syllable, with a sounded long as in alms. Walter de Alveys was one of an inquisition on the lands of Mefth in 1263 (APS., i; Bain, i, 2323). Patrick de Aluays was a chaplain in 1360 (REM., p. 304), and Malcolm de A lues was decanus Cathanensi in 1363 (ibid., p. 313). William Awas was a chaplain, 1464 (RAA., n, 156), and Marjory Awes appears in Inverness, 1481 (Inv., p. 154). Alexander Alves was admitted burgess of Aberdeen in 1406 (NSCM., i, p. 2), and a later Alexander Alwes in Ardewat was juror on an inquisition held at Spynie in 1601 (SCM., n, p. 145). Bessie Alves or Alwas was a witness in Elgin, 1661 (Rec. Elgin, i, p. 296 6297), and Alexander Alves and David Alves were church elders in the parish of Alves in 1685 (RFC., 3. ser. x, p. 549). William Alves was bailie of Portsburgh before 1724 (Gutidry, p. 128). A family of this name were lairds of Shipland near Inverness. Allies 1565, Alvess 1678, Aves 1659, Avis 1687. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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