Alves records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Alves 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.

Country Collection
Globe Ancestry.com Global records search results for the Alves family.
USA Ancestry.com US records search results for the Alves family.
UK Ancestry.co.uk UK records search results for the Alves family.
Canada Ancestry.ca Canadian records search results for the Alves family.
Australia Ancestry.com.au Australian records search results for the Alves family.

Origins and History

Crest

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

"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)

DNA

Sometimes you can run into a brick wall in your tree and you just don't have enough evidence to make that next step back in time. If you are lucky then you may find some previously undiscovered Alves ancestors. Additionally, the modern DNA test can give you a breakdown of your ethnic mix - you may be surprised at the results!

Unlock your DNAHave you reached a brick wall in your Alves Tree?

Visit our Alves DNA page to find out more.

Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Alves Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Alves 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 Alves family tree.

Explore Alves Parish Records at Find My Past.

Explore the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the Alves family using the FreeBMD database.

Study Genealogy BankGenealogy Bank for Alves family records.

Study MyHeritage for Alves family data.

Check out the LDS Database for records of the Alves family.

Research the Alves surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Alves Military records.

ukDid you know that there are currently 594 people with the Alves surname in the UK? Alves is now ranked number 3479 for popularity in the UK.

Alves Family Tree Databases

Search WikiTree for user contributed Alves family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of Alves data can be verified or corrected by other users.

Check out MyTrees for information on the Alves family and people looking to contact living Alves relations.

Investigate GENi for Alves family records.

Investigate One Great Family for Alves records submitted by people who are already researching the Alves Genealogy .

Find your Irish Alves relatives on findmypast.ie

Alves Forums

Research the Alves surname using Genealogy.com forums .

ukDid you know that there are currently 9115 people with the Alves surname in the USA? Alves is ranked number 154 for popularity in the USA.

Miscellaneous Alves Databases

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

Use the Surname Map project to look at the current distribution of the Alves surname in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Romania.

Comments

Looking for information on a Alves in your family tree? Why not post a question here -

Some Famous People with the surname of Alves

Wikipedia Suzana Ferreira Alves or Tiazinha ("Auntie") was a major Brazilian sex symbol.
Wikipedia Michelle Alves (born September 19, 1978) is a Brazilian model.
Wikipedia Magno Alves de Ara?jo (Apor?, Bahia, Brazil, 13 January 1976) is a Brazilian football player, currently associated with Umm-Salal.
Wikipedia Ant?nio Frederico de Castro Alves (March 14, 1847 ? July 6, 1871), more commonly known as Castro Alves (), was a Brazilian poet best remembered for his abolitionist and republican poems, and is considered one of the most important Brazilian poets of the 19th century.
Wikipedia Afonso Alves Martins J?nior (born 30 January 1981) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Qatar side Al-Sadd Sports Club.
Wikipedia Rubem Alves, Brazilian theologian, philosopher, educator, writer and psychoanalyst, was born on 15 September 1933, in Boa Esperan?a, Minas Gerais.
Wikipedia Daniel Alves da Silva (born 6 May 1983 in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil), commonly known as Dani Alves, is a Brazilian defender who currently plays as an attacking right back for Spanish La Liga club Barcelona and the Brazilian national team.
Wikipedia Luis Roberto Alves dos Santos Gavranic (born May 23, 1967 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal) also known as Zaguinho or simply Zague is a former Mexican footballer.
Wikipedia Bruno Eduardo Regufe Alves (born 27 November 1981 in P?voa de Varzim) is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for FC Porto as a central defender.
Wikipedia Helio Alves (born S?o Paulo, 1966) is a jazz pianist and son of pianists.
Wikipedia Joe Alves (born 21 May 1936, San Leandro, California) is an American film production designer, perhaps best known for his work on three of the "Jaws" films.
Wikipedia Thiago Alves Araujo (born October 3, 1983) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter.
Wikipedia Geraldo Washington Regufe Alves (born 8 November 1980 in P?voa de Varzim) is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for AEK Athens, in the Greek first division.
Wikipedia Gilson Manuel Silva Alves also known as Ja (born 18 March 1987 in Fogo) is a Cape Verdean football (soccer) forward who plays for ?toile du Sahel in the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1.
Wikipedia Thiago Carleto Alves or simply Thiago Carleto (born March 24, 1989 in S?o Bernardo do Campo), is a Brazilian left back.
Wikipedia Sandra Margarita Alves Burillo, is a pageant titleholder from Puerto Ordaz, Bol?var, Venezuela, who was represented the Bol?var state in the Miss Venezuela 2009 pageant, on September 24, 2009, and placed in the 10 semifinalists.
Wikipedia William Rocha Alves, better known as William Alves (born 7 May 1986 in S?o Paulo), is a professional Brazilian football player.
Wikipedia Kevin Alves (born October 19, 1991) is a Canadian figure skater who competes internationally for Brazil.
Wikipedia Heloisa Alves (May 21, 1986-) is a Brazilian-American actress and beauty pageant contestant.
Wikipedia Bernardo Cardoso de Resende Alves (b.