The Havis surname is derived from the Middle English/Old French given name Avice of uncertain origins.
Early Origins of the Havis family
The surname Havis was first found in Southeast England
. There is a record of a person called "Auicia" in Parish records of St. Benet of Holme, Norfolk
in circa 1175-86; and another of this name in the Feet of Fines for Essex
in 1199. Ricardus filius
Avice was on record in the Subsidy Rolls
Early History of the Havis family
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Havis 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 Havis have been found, including Avis, Avison, Aviss and others.
Early Notables of the Havis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Havis family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Havis were among those contributors: George Avis, a servant sent from Bristol to Virginia in 1663; George Avis, who received a land patent in Virginia in 1664; William Avis, who settled in Boston in 1664.
Contemporary Notables of the name Havis (post 1700)
- Ferdinand Havis (b. 1846), American Republican politician, Member of Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1873; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1912 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html