Origin of Surname
This is a Jersey family name which goes back to at least the middle of the 15th century. Although not a common name in Normandy today, it is certainly of French origin. It is unusual in that it is derived from a female rather than a male personal name - Geva, a short form of Genevieve.
Guillaume Gavey, see tree below, was born in St Saviour about 1440.
- Gavey, 1607
- Gave, 1528
There is some overlap between these two trees originating with the same Guillaume
Prominent family members
- Sir John Gavey NEW