The name Jeeves was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Genevieve.
Early Origins of the Jeeves family
The surname Jeeves was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Jeeves family
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Jeeves Spelling Variations
Jeeves has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Jeeves have been found, including Jeeves, Jeeve, Jeves, Jeve, Geeves, Geeve, Geve and many more.
Early Notables of the Jeeves family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jeeves family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Jeevess to arrive on North American shores:
Jeeves Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Jeeves, who sailed to Virginia in 1654
- John Jeeves, who landed in Virginia in 1654 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Jeeves Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Jeeves, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANDAHAR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Candahar.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Jeeves (post 1700)
- Dr. Alan Jeeves, Queen's University in Canada
- Professor Malcolm Alexander Jeeves, University of St. Andrews in Scotland