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Jervis is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Jervis came from the Norman personal name Gervase. The surname Gervais indicates that the bearer is a descendant of someone named Gervase.

Jervis Early Origins



The surname Jervis was first found in 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.

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Jervis Spelling Variations


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Jervis Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Jervis are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Jervis include Gervais, Gervays, Gervis, Jarvis, Jervis and others.

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Jervis Early History


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Jervis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jervis research. Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1268, 1262, 1262, 1268, 1410, 1393, 1397, 1587, 1654, 1621, 1625, 1628, 1629, 1640, 1653, 1616, 1693, 1666 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Jervis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jervis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jervis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Gervais, (died 1268), an early English clergyman, Bishop of Carlisle in 1262 and Bishop of Winchester (1262-1268); Richard Gervays (died c.1410), of Canterbury, Kent, an English politician, a Member of...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jervis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jervis In Ireland


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Jervis In Ireland



Some of the Jervis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 words (12 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Jervis, or a variant listed above:

Jervis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Jervis settled in Virginia in 1660
  • Francis Jervis, who landed in Virginia in 1661
  • Thomas Jervis, who arrived in Maryland in 1671
  • Francis Jervis settled in Pennsylvania in 1686

Jervis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Jervis settled in Maryland in 1720
  • John Jervis settled in New York State in 1775

Jervis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eliz Jervis, aged 36, arrived in America in 1822
  • John Jervis, who arrived in Indiana in 1852

Jervis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harry Cooper Jervis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm
  • Jane Jervis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm
  • George Jervis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846
  • Thomas Jervis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848

Jervis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H M Jervis landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • W Jervis landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • Henry Jervis landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • George Jervis, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jervis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jervis (post 1700)



  • Robert Jervis (b. 1940), professor of international affairs at Columbia University
  • Eloise Jervis, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1972
  • John Bloomfield Jervis (1795-1885), American chief engineer for the Delaware and Hudson Canal and Railroad, namesake of the 1401 John B. Jervis
  • William Monk Jervis (1827-1909), English lawyer and cricketer
  • Thomas Jervis (1770-1838), English judge, the last Puisne Justice of Chester
  • Richie Jervis (b. 1976), English cricketer
  • Jake Jervis (b. 1991), English footballer
  • Edward Jervis Jervis (1767-1859), 2nd Viscount St Vincent, English peer
  • William John "Billy" Jervis (b. 1942), retired English professional footballer
  • Charles Elliott Jervis O.B.E., Editor in Chief, Press Association, Liverpool, England
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

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