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The name Harvell was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. It comes from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu. It is composed of the elements haer, which means battle or carnage, and vy, which means worthy. The name was commonly introduced to England in its Gallic form Herve.

Harvell Early Origins



The surname Harvell was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Harvell Spelling Variations


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Harvell Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Harvell family name include Harvey, Hervey, Hervie, Harvie and others.

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Harvell Early History


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Harvell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harvell research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1578, 1657, 1616, 1578, 1657, 1586, 1660, 1624, 1629, 1601, 1673, 1642, 1601, 1611, 1616, 1680, 1661, 1679, 1540 and are included under the topic Early Harvell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harvell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harvell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Harvey (1578-1657), an English physician, first to describe in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the body by the heart; Sir William Hervey (1586-1660), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1624 and...

Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harvell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harvell In Ireland


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Harvell In Ireland



Some of the Harvell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Harvell family to immigrate North America:

Harvell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Harvell, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Pretoria" from Bermuda [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXNB-P28 : 6 December 2014), Robert Harvell, 19 May 1907; citing departure port Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Pretoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Walter H. Harvell, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Virginia" from Port Lobos, Mexico [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J623-TT5 : 6 December 2014), Walter H. Harvell, 14 Feb 1921; citing departure port Port Lobos, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Virginia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Adam Harvell, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Manchioneal" from Kingston, Jamaica [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN2K-6TG : 6 December 2014), Adam Harvell, 15 Nov 1922; citing departure port Kingston, arrival port New York, ship name Manchioneal, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harvell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harvell (post 1700)



  • Lance Evans Harvell (b. 1963), American politician, Member of the Maine House of Representatives for the 89th District (2009)
  • William Gladstone Harvell (1907-1985), British bronze medalist cyclist at the 1932 Summer Olympics

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Harvell Historic Events


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Harvell Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Charles Edward Harvell, British Chief Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Harvell Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXNB-P28 : 6 December 2014), Robert Harvell, 19 May 1907; citing departure port Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Pretoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J623-TT5 : 6 December 2014), Walter H. Harvell, 14 Feb 1921; citing departure port Port Lobos, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Virginia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN2K-6TG : 6 December 2014), Adam Harvell, 15 Nov 1922; citing departure port Kingston, arrival port New York, ship name Manchioneal, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

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  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Harvell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harvell 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.

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