Havey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Havey reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Havey family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Havey is based on 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.
"This surname is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Harvey.' This great personal name had not become so rare in the 12th and 13th centuries that it could escape surnominal honours. On the contrary, it is still found as a fairly familiar personal name up to the beginning of the 14th century. " 
Early Origins of the Havey family
The surname Havey 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.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed early spellings of the name as both a personal name and a surname: Harvey Dunnyng and Warin Hervi in Cambridgeshire; Robert filius Hervei in Lincolnshire; and Herveus le Gos, in Lincolnshire.
"As a family designation it appears in England in the XII. cent. Osbert de Hervey is styled, in the register of St. Edmundsbury, the son of Hervey. From him according to the Peerage sprang the Herveys, ennobled in England and Ireland, and also (in all probability, from the resemblance of their arms) the De Hervi's and Hervies of Aberdeenshire and other parts of Scotland." 
Distribution of the surname throughout Britain is most interesting. "Well distributed over England south of a line drawn from Hull to Chester. North of that line its frequency abruptly ceases. It is best represented in Essex, Hants, and Kent, and then in Corwall, Devon, Staffordshire, Notts, Norfolk, and Suffolk. Its preference for the coast counties, especially those in the south - east of England from Kent to Norfolk, is to be remarked." 
Important Dates for the Havey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Havey research. Another 155 words (11 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 Havey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Havey Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Havey has been recorded under many different variations, including Harvey, Hervey, Hervie, Harvie and others.
Early Notables of the Havey family (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 1629; Edmund Harvey or Hervey (c.1601-1673), an English soldier and member of Parliament during the English Civil War, who sat as a commissioner at the Trial of King Charles I and helped...
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Migration of the Havey family to Ireland
Some of the Havey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Havey migration to the United States
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Haveys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Typical Havey Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Havey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Havey, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743 
Havey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bridget Havey, aged 22, who arrived in America from Fermanagh, in 1906
- Thomas E. Havey, who arrived in America, in 1906
- Willard M. Havey, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1909
- Silva Havey, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1909
- Horatio N. Havey, aged 56, who arrived in America, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Havey (post 1700)
- Julia Griggs Havey (b. 1962), American author of diet books
- Allan Havey (b. 1954), American stand-up comic and actor
- Leo Havey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960 
- James M. Havey, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly 9th District, 1975 
- Frank A. Havey, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Eastport, Maine, 1926-27 
- Clayton L. Havey, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts Governor's Council 2nd District; Elected 1948 
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