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 link to tree below, was born in St Saviour about 1440.
Gavey lineages in Jersey There is some overlap between these two trees originating with the same Guillaume
Prominent family members
- Sir John Gavey NEW