The Pavis surname is derived from the given name Pavia, of uncertain origin.
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.
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of this family name include: Pavey, Pavie, Pavy, Pavis, Pafey, Paivey, Payvey, Pavier, Payver and many more.
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..