Early Origins of the Govis family
The surname Govis was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. Cornwall
was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany
than to England
. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon
Early History of the Govis family
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Govis Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Govise, Govis, Gowise, Gowis, Govers, Gorvise and many more.
Early Notables of the Govis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Govis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..