Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Jervois is based on the Norman personal name Gervase. The surname Gervais indicates that the bearer is a descendant of someone named Gervase.
Early Origins of the Jervois 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 Jervois family
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Jervois Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Jervois 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 Jervois include Gervais, Gervays, Gervis, Jarvis, Jervis and others.
Early Notables of the Jervois family (pre 1700)
Kent, an English politician, a Member of...
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Migration of the Jervois family to Ireland
Some of the Jervois family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Jervois family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Jervois Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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