Martha Jarvis

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Jarvis was born on 8 June 1865, in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, her father, Thomas Jarvis, was 41 and her mother, Harriet Jarvis, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jarvis
1824–1878
Harriet Jarvis
1833–1894
William Jarvis
1852–
Florence Matilda Jarvis
1870–
Caroline Jarvis
1853–1909
Edwin Jarvis
1855–
Louisa Jarvis
1858–
Henry Jarvis
1861–
Jarvis
1863–
Martha Jarvis
1865–
Matilda Jarvis
1867–
Harriet Elizabeth Jarvis
1869–1888
Elizabeth Jarvis
1872–1941
Edwin Jarvis
1875–

Sources (4)

  • Martha Jarvis, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"
  • Martha Jarvis, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"
  • Martha Jarvis, "World Miscellaneous Births and Baptisms, 1534-1983"

World Events (8)

1867

End of transportation to Western Australia.

1870

British troops withdraw from Australia.

1901

First Federal election.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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