Last name: AVIS

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AVIS : This last name is indexed 49,283 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

AVIS : 1: English (of Norman origin) and French: from the Middle English and Old French female personal name Avice which may be from ancient Germanic Aveza but more probably from Latin Avitia (also found in a masculine form Avitius). In France this surname is rare.2: Portuguese and Spanish: habitational name from the little town of Avis (the stress is on the i) in Portalegre district (Portugal). This surname is found in the neighboring Spanish Extremadura.3: Dutch: variant of Aafjes a metronymic from the female personal name Ave which is of unclear origin.4: Dutch: from Latin avis ‘bird’ a reference to the surname Koet from koet ‘coot’.

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