Herve

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The original Herves arrived in Jersey from Brittany to work on farms

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Marie Francoise Herve with four of her eight children by her first husband, Joseph Allenet - Joseph, Eugene, Doris and Alfred. She was born in Plelo, Cotes d'Armor, Brittany, in 1863, and married Joseph in Le Foeil in 1884. He died in 1899, five months after the birth of their youngest son. Marie Francoise came to Jersey with her six surviving children. Pierre Marie died in 1893 and Jeanne Marie in 1900, just before her mother left for Jersey. She married again to Honore Boschat at St Peter in 1903. He was born in the same area of Brittany in the same year as Marie Francoise. When first registered under the Aliens Act in 1921 she was said to be an invalid, confined to her room. Over the course of the next 12 years, until her death in 1933, she moved from Six Rues, St Lawremce, to Petit Menage, St Peter; Fair View, Val de la Mare; Welton Farm, Five Oaks; Stonewall, Mont au Pretre; and finally La Maitrerie Farm, St Martin. The last three moves were after Honore's death in 1928


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From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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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.

Early records

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.

Variants

  • Hervé
  • Hervais
  • Hervey, possibly derivative of Harvey
  • Herveic, possible variant

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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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