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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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