Thomas Harvey

about 1719–17 March 1765 (Age 46)
Chediston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Harvey was born about 1719, in Chediston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He married Sarah Chapman on 17 January 1751, in Chediston, Suffolk, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 17 March 1765, in his hometown, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Harvey
1719–1765
Sarah Chapman
1723–
Marriage: 17 January 1751
Sarah Harvey
1752–1819
John Harvey
1754–1754
Susanna Harvey
1755–
Ann Harvey
1756–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 January 1751
Chediston, Suffolk, England
children

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Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements haer ‘battle’, ‘carnage’+ vy ‘worthy’, which was brought to England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, for the most part in the Gallicized form Hervé. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a normal development in Middle English and Old French.) Reaney believes that the surname is also occasionally from a Norman personal name, Old German Herewig, composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’.2 Irish: mainly of English origin, in Ulster and County Wexford, but sometimes a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.3 Irish (County Fermanagh): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Hawey, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Thomas Hervey in entry for Ann Hervey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Harvey in entry for Sarah Harvey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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