Bevis

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Although this name is of French origin, the family came to Jersey from England in or about the 1880s


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Origins of surname

This name has two possible origins - both French. The first is locational from Beauvais in Oise, which was named after the Gallic tribe which settled there, referred to in Latin sources as the Bellovaci. Various other places in North France named from the Latin bellum visum, lovely sight, may also have given rise to the surname, which first appears on record in England in the latter part of the 11th Century, having been introduced by the Normans.

It is also possible that the name is derived from the old French bel filz, from beu or bel, fair or lovely, plus filz, a son, given as an affectionate nickname to a favoured person.

Early records

The name does not appear in Jersey until the 1880s, and undoubtedly came from England rather than France.

Variants

  • Bevis, the only variant known in Jersey
  • Beaves
  • Beeviss
  • Beauvais
  • Bovis

Family records

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Baptisms



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Great War service


Sons of John and Susan Jane Bevis

  • Albert John Bevis (St C) (1885- ) Private, RJGB
  • Arthur Bevis (1893- )(St C) L-Cpl, Dorsetshire Regiment, wounded
  • John Bevis (1891- )(St C), L-Cpl, Essex Regiment
  • George A Bevis (1883- )(St C) Private, RJGB


  • Minnie Ellen Bevis, British Red Cross


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Family wills


This will created by a member of the Bevis family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Walter Bevis, Mount Pleasant, St Brelade - 28 September 1929, D/Y/A/89


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