Norman Conquest of England of 1066 added many new elements to the already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Jarvice name is derived from the Norman personal name Gervase. The surname Gervais indicates that the bearer is a descendant of someone named Gervase.
Early Origins of the Jarvice family
Cornwall. The Gervais surname also spelled Jarvis, Gervays and Gervis, was first found in Mobonnaiss and Vallee, in Brettagne, the ancient name for Brittany, and arrived in England with William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066.
Early History of the Jarvice family
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Jarvice Spelling Variations
spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Gervais, Gervays, Gervis, Jarvis, Jervis and others.
Early Notables of the Jarvice family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jarvice family to Ireland
Some of the Jarvice family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Jarvice family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Jarvice or a variant listed above:
Jarvice Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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