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Early Origins of the Hervieu family

The surname Hervieu was first found in Champagne.

Early History of the Hervieu family

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Hervieu Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Hervieu is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Herve, Hervé, Harve, Harvé, Hervieu, Hervieux, Hervier, Hervet, Harvier, Herval, Hervault, Hervelin and many more.

Early Notables of the Hervieu family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family during this period was Mathieu Isoré D'Hervault, who was archbishop of Tours in 1647; Charles-Benigne Hervé was bishop of Gap in 1650; Marie-Antoine Hervier was a painter and miniaturist around 1783; Etienne-Amateur Hervé was a deputy around 1794; Constant-Marie Hervé, born in Uzel in 1827, was a general; Felix-Jean-Marie Hervé was a general around 1827; Ferdinand-Jacques Hervé was a professor of Civil Procedure then of Political Economy and International Private Law...
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Hervieu Ranking

In France, the name Hervieu is the 2,103rd most popular surname with an estimated 3,001 people with that name. [1]

United States Hervieu migration to the United States +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Hervieu has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Hervieu were

Hervieu Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Louis Hervieu, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "La Savoie" from Le Havre, France [2]
  • Bernard Hervieu, aged 16, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Le Havre, France [3]
  • Fernand Hervieu, aged 29, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Chicago" from Le Havre, France [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hervieu (post 1700) +

  • Paul-Ernest Hervieu (1857-1915), French novelist and playwright
  • Francis Hervieu (b. 1956), French bronze medalist kayaker as the 1979 World Championships on Facebook