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Gervaise is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on the Norman personal name Gervase. The surname Gervais indicates that the bearer is a descendant of someone named Gervase.

Gervaise Early Origins



The surname Gervaise was first found in Cornwall. The Gervais surname also spelled Jarvis, Gervays and Gervis, was first found in Mobonnaiss and Vallee, in Brettagne, the ancient name for Brittany, and arrived in England with William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066.

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Gervaise Spelling Variations


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Gervaise Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gervaise have been found, including Gervais, Gervays, Gervis, Jarvis, Jervis and others.

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Gervaise Early History


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Gervaise Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gervaise research. Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1268, 1262, 1262, 1268, 1410, 1393, 1397, 1587, 1654, 1621, 1625, 1628, 1629, 1640, 1653, 1616, 1693, 1666 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Gervaise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gervaise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gervaise Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Gervais, (died 1268), an early English clergyman, Bishop of Carlisle in 1262 and Bishop of Winchester (1262-1268); Richard Gervays (died c.1410), of Canterbury, Kent, an English politician, a Member of...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gervaise Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gervaise In Ireland


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Gervaise In Ireland



Some of the Gervaise family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gervaise Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Gervaise, who arrived in Montreal in 1653

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gervaise (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gervaise (post 1700)



  • François Louis Paul Gervaise (1816-1879), French palaeontologist and entomologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Gervaise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gervaise Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 December 2014 at 16:51.

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