Origins of surname
This surname started out as a Breton personal name, derived from the Celtic haer (strong) and ber (passionate). It is a much respected name in Brittany. Saint Hervé, who was born blind, among other miracles domesticated a wolf.
The name may also come from the Germanic Hariwic, meaning armed combat.
There is a baptism for Elizabeth Rachel, daughter of William Hervey and Elizabeth Laffoley in Grouville in 1825, and baptisms of sons of Calvin Monroe Hervey and Elizabeth Agnes in St Helier in 1848 and 1850, but we suspect that this name is distince from Hervé, which first appears in St Saviour in the 1860s, with further births in St Lawrence, St John and St Ouen in the 1870s, suggesting that there was more than one family settled in Jersey at the time.
We believe that the Herves who settled in Jersey were agricultural workers from the north of Brittany.
- Hervey, possibly derivative of Harvey
- Herveic, possible variant
- Descendants of Thomas Herve, a tree which we find suspect
- Descendants of Jacques Herve
- Descendants of Jan Herve
- Herve baptisms in Jersey
- Herve marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Herve marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Herve burials in Jersey
Great War service
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The grave of Great War casualty Joseph Francois Herve at St Erme Communal Cemetery Extension, near Laon
The grave of Great War casualty Stanley Herve at Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension, near Arras
The grave of Great War casualty William Herve at St Joseph's Cemetery, Ballykinlar , Northern Ireland
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