The Pavis surname is derived from the given name Pavia, of uncertain origin.
Early Origins of the Pavis family
The surname Pavis was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Pavis family
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Pavis Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pavey, Pavie, Pavy, Pavis, Pafey, Paivey, Payvey, Pavier, Payver and many more.
Early Notables of the Pavis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pavis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Pavey, who came to Georgia in 1736; William Pavey, George Pavey and Elijah Pavey, who were on record in census of Ontario, Canada in 1871; as well as Samuel Pavey, who was naturalized in Detroit in 1872..
Contemporary Notables of the name Pavis (post 1700)
- Frank A. Pavis, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1948 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html