Last name: JARVIS

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JARVIS : This last name is indexed 192,526 times on Geneanet!

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JARVIS : 1: English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Gervais(e) itself from ancient Germanic Gervas with gair ‘spear’ as the first element and an uncertain second perhaps a borrowing of Celtic wass- ‘servant vassal’. The Latinized name Gervasius was borne by a Christian saint martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian who became one of the patrons of Milan.2: English: in Yorkshire sometimes a habitational name from Jervaulx in East Witton (North Yorkshire). The place takes its name from the river Ure + Old French val vals ‘valley’.3: Americanized form of French Gervais and of its variant Gervaise cognates of 1 above.

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