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Govis Early Origins



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 and Wales 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, Somerset and Dorset.

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Govis Spelling Variations


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Govis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Govise, Govis, Gowise, Gowis, Govers, Gorvise and many more.

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Govis Early History


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Govis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Govis research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1510 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Govis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Govis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Govis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Govis Notables 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 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..

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