The name ‘Harvey’ originates from England and Scotland . it is derived from the personnal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements ‘haer’ meaning battle, ‘varnage’ and ‘vy’ meaning worthy, which was introduced into England by Breton followers of ¡William the Conqueror¡, for the most part in the Gallicized form ‘Herve’. The surname is most common in Staffordshire, Cornwall, South Devon and East Anglia. its variants are: ‘Harvie’, (scottish) ‘Hervey’,(England) and ‘Herve’ (Jersey). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Harvey’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Warin Hervi’, from the County of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. ‘Hervey’ is the name of an English family whose influence greatly increased in the early 18th century due to their support of the Hanoverian succession. Their earliest recorded ancestor was ‘John Hervey’ from the Counry of Bedfordshire, England. The manor Ickworth, where the family seat is located, was brought into the family on the marriage of ‘Thomas Hervey’ of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, in 1457. They became Earls of Bristol in 1714 and Ma… Coat of arms: Or, on a chevron between three leopards’ faces gules as…
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