Last Name ALVIN


Meaning All-winning or victorious, the 'v' and 'w' being interchangeable.
Origin Anglo-Saxon, French, German, Swedish, Belgian

Rank 22,891 (2000 US census) 20,413 (1990 US census)
Count 1,044 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 46.74%, or 488 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 45.21%, or 472 total occurrences, as black,
  • 2.01%, or 21 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • undisclosed % as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • undisclosed % as two or more races, and
  • 4.12%, or 43 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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