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Baron Terence Alvis of Lee, 33rd of Lee, 23rd of Cam'nethan, Scottish Chieftain and Nobleman in the Noblesse of Scotland states that as shown in various texts, writings and Works of Reference, such as, " Burke's General Armoury", the name of Alvis is an etymological variant of the name, Alves which is a local name of Elgin in North East Scotland. In fact, a small village just outside of Elgin is called Alves but the locals pronounce it as Avis, that is "Aavis" as in almond not as Avis the car hire company. The original Alvis Coat of Arms, as depicted in Burke's, was registered in the year 1300AD and has only been differenced once in all that time for Baron Terence Alvis of Lee when he matriculated his Arms through The Lord Lyon King of Arms, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's representative in Scotland. The Arms were differenced by substituting one Trefoil for the red Heart of King Robert the Bruce as the 2nd Baron of Lee had carried the Heart back to Scotland after an aborted attempt to take it to the Holy Land for burial after the Kings death. It should be noted that Coats of Arms are protected under Law and only the bearer of the Arms may display or use them. Even immediate members of the bearer's family must seek permission before they may show a differenced version. The eldest son must attach a "label and 3 tails" to his Arms. Any unauthorised display or use of Arms will be prosecuted and that prosecution will be funded by the Crown through the Lyon Court. It is generally believed that "Alvis" means "All Wise" in old Norse. As the Norsemen (Vikings) invaded Scotland many centuries ago it is highly likely this translation is true.

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Alvis Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Scotland, UK. White, Celtic.

Alvis Meaning & Etymology

Alvis means: " All wise" in old Norse.

Alvis Life Expectancy

According to our database of 1,489 people with the last name Alvis that have a birth and death date listed:

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Most Common Alvis First Names

According to our database of 2,229 people with the last name Alvis that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • James 4.1%
  • John 3.2%
  • William 2.5%
  • Charles 2.2%
  • Robert 2.2%
  • Mary 1.9%
  • David 1.1%
  • George 1.0%
  • Thomas 0.9%
  • Edward 0.8%
  • Dorothy 0.8%
  • Margaret 0.8%
  • Ruth 0.8%
  • Helen 0.8%
  • Walter 0.7%
  • Richard 0.7%
  • Joseph 0.7%
  • Roy 0.6%
  • Henry 0.5%
  • Clyde 0.5%
  • Ruby 0.5%
  • Kenneth 0.5%
  • Carl 0.5%
  • Sarah 0.5%
  • Arthur 0.4%
  • Michael 0.4%
  • Samuel 0.4%
  • Betty 0.4%
  • J 0.4%
  • Jack 0.4%
  • Harry 0.4%
  • Frank 0.4%
  • Eugene 0.4%
  • Jeffrey 0.3%
  • Donald 0.3%
  • Jerry 0.3%
  • Emma 0.3%
  • Laura 0.3%
  • Sharon 0.3%
  • Alice 0.3%
  • Catherine 0.3%
  • Marie 0.3%
  • Lee 0.3%
  • Charlie 0.3%
  • Lloyd 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Jesse 0.3%
  • Joe 0.3%
  • Marion 0.3%
  • Floyd 0.3%

Alvis Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Alvis, Alves, Avis

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