Origins Available: English
The name Calvey was brought to England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Calvey is for a person who tended cattle
Early Origins of the Calvey family
The surname Calvey was first found in Yorkshire
where one of the first records of the name was Warin le Calvehird. The name was originally spelt Calbert or Caubert, having been derived from Abbeville, France and no doubt some of the family came to England
during the Conquest and seen by David de Calvert holding lands by knight service in Nottinghamshire
in 1203. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
would be the stronghold of the name as seen by the Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379 listing: Johanna Calfhird; Johannes Calvehyrd; and Magota Calvehird who were all listed in that shire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Calvey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calvey research.Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1269, 1563, 1579, 1632, 1605, 1675, 1637, 1715, 1679, 1715, 1606, 1647, 1688, 1734 and are included under the topic Early Calvey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Calvey Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Calvert, Calbert, Calverte, Calvart, Celvert, Kelvert, Kallvart, Kalvart, Callvert, Callbert, Cellvert, Calwert, Cavart, Cailvairt, Calwart and many more.
Early Notables of the Calvey family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was George Calvert, 1st Baron
Baltimore, 8th Proprietary Governor of Newfoundland (1579-1632), an English politician and colonizer, namesake of Baltimore, Maryland; Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron
Baltimore (1605-1675), an English peer, the first Proprietor and Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland, and... Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calvey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Calvey family to Ireland
Some of the Calvey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 169 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Calvey family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Calvey or a variant listed above:
Calvey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mary Calvey, aged 32, originally from Chorley, England, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Vestris" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WG-8PT : 6 December 2014), Mary Calvey, 19 Aug 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Vestris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Edward Calvey, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Sacramento" from Buenos Aires, Argentina CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67K-46N : 6 December 2014), Edw. Calvey, 20 May 1919; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Sacramento, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Michael Calvey, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z7-XZL : 6 December 2014), Michael Calvey, 24 Sep 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Calvey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Mary Calvey, aged 25 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Isabella" departing from the port of Killala, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in October 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 17)
Contemporary Notables of the name Calvey (post 1700)
- Kevin Calvey, American politician, former State Representative for Oklahoma
- John Calvey (1875-1937), English international footballer who played for the England National Team in 1902
- ? Calvey, French pioneers to the state of Missouri, the family is the eponym of the stream named Calvey Creek
The Calvey Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fatti masghii parole femine
Motto Translation: Deeds are masculine, words feminine.