When Raymond Jarvis was born on 8 September 1931, in Spring Lake, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, William Ephraim Jarvis, was 48 and his mother, Zella Elizabeth Carter, was 42. He died on 8 September 1931, in his hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.
English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Gervais(e), itself from ancient Germanic Gervas, with gair ‘spear’ as the first element and an uncertain second, perhaps a borrowing of Celtic wass- ‘servant, vassal’. The Latinized name Gervasius was borne by a Christian saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.
English: in Yorkshire, sometimes a habitational name from Jervaulx in East Witton (North Yorkshire). The place takes its name from the river Ure + Old French val, vals ‘valley’.
Americanized form of French Gervais and of its variant Gervaise, cognates of 1 above.