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Harvey Family History

Harvey Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements haer ‘battle’, ‘carnage’ + vy ‘worthy’, which was brought to England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, for the most part in the Gallicized form Hervé. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a normal development in Middle English and Old French.) Reaney believes that the surname is also occasionally from a Norman personal name, Old German Herewig, composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + wig ‘war’.Irish: mainly of English origin, in Ulster and County Wexford, but sometimes a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.Irish (County Fermanagh): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Harvey Families

  • Number of Harvey families
     584 - 1,165
     195 - 583
     1 - 194
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Harvey families
     2,617 - 5,232
     873 - 2,616
     1 - 872
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Harvey families
     520 - 1,037
     174 - 519
     1 - 173
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Harvey Family Origin

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Harvey Family Occupations

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