Alvear is a very old
family name traced to the year 718 in the North of Spain. They are Goth
from a III century German village.
The Goth was one of the first villages converting to Christianity
The Alvear family is a
very old military family (Knights) that helped fight
against the Muslims during the Spanish invasion that lasted over 700
years. They helped crown King Don Pelayo and defended Christianity.
Muslims were never able
to conquer the North of Spain thanks in part to the geography, but
mostly due to the courageous spirit of families and individuals like the
For the services
rendered, the kings offer them lands and a code of arms. The code of
arms consists of a bridge, a tower, a tree with a hunting dog, and 3
royal flowers of gold lily.