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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 (Spanish).

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 ALVEAR's.

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.