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Gavey family page


Elsie and Agnes Gavey

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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.

Early records

Guillaume Gavey, see tree below, was born in St Saviour about 1440.


  • Gavey, 1607
  • Gave, 1528
  • Gavet

Family records


Family trees

There is some overlap between these two trees originating with the same Guillaume


Church records




Great War service


Family wills

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Family gravestones

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It's worth looking at the Cavey gravestones because it can be very difficult to distinguish between 'C' and 'G' on the old stones.

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