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Hervey is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Hervey is a name that 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.

Hervey Early Origins



The surname Hervey 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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Hervey Spelling Variations


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Hervey Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Harvey, Hervey, Hervie, Harvie and others.

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Hervey Early History


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Hervey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hervey 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 Hervey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hervey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hervey 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 Hervey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hervey In Ireland


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Hervey In Ireland



Some of the Hervey 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Hervey name or one of its variants:

Hervey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Hervey, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • Nicholas Hervey settled in Maryland in 1634
  • Frances Hervey, who landed in Maryland in 1641

Hervey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Hervey, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1770
  • Martha Hervey settled in Pennsylvania in 1772

Hervey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hervey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853

Hervey Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Hervey settled in Chapples Cove, Newfoundland in 1681 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Hervey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Hervey U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Port Matoon Association [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Philip Hervey U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hervey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Hervey landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Martha Ridgway
  • Peter Morrison Hervey landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Hervey arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashburton" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hervey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hervey (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Harcourt Hervey (1892-1970), American Commanding Officer 65th Field Artillery Brigade (1941-1942)
  • Jean Hervey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1996, 2000
  • Jean Hervey, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1966
  • James Hervey, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Brooke County, 1868-71
  • J. M. Hervey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1936
  • Honey M. Hervey, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 2001
  • Henry C. Hervey, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Brooke County, 1897, 1901
  • Fred Hervey (1909-1999), American Democrat politician, Mayor of El Paso, Texas, 1951-55, 1973-75; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Texas, 1956
  • Deliverance B. Hervey, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Greene County, 1845
  • Barbara Parker Hervey, American Republican politician, Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals; Elected 2000, 2006, 2012
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. 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).
  11. ...

The Hervey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hervey 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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