What does the name Harvey mean?
Harvey is a surname thought to originate in England. It is derived from the Old French 'Herve' (battle-worthy), and would be a patronymic name given to those who were the son or descendant of those with this given name. The Harvey surname has been found in records as early as the 1200s, and is thought to have Anglo-Norman roots.
The earliest occurrence of the Harvey surname in our family history documents is from 1410, and we currently have 1,567,398 records where Harvey appears.
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Typical jobs for Harveys
Hard-working people, the Harveys. 1881 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Harveys lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Harvey in London.
Harveys’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Harveys were angels, apparently. We found 1857 in criminal records.
Harveys in World War I
According to the World War I records, 2619 Harveys served in the First World War.