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  • 2nd wife of Richard Harvey (c.1622 - aft.1650)
    Children of Richard Harvey and his 2nd wife, name unknown: Elizabeth Harvey, b 25 July 1644; m John Hide. Mary Harvey, b 15 Sep 1647; m Thomas Jeffrey Sarah Harvey, b 13 Feb 1649[/50?]; no furt...
  • Abigail Harvey (1687 - aft.1728)
    Abigail Martin, daughter of John Martin and Mary Weed. Married William Harvey, son of Thomas Harvey and Sarah Rowell. children 1716-28: Enoch, Thomas, ann, William, Sarah, John, Theophilus, Fortunatu...
  • Abigail Latham (1694 - 1768)
    Daughter of Thomas Harvey, of Taunton and Elizabeth Willis. Married 1) Joseph Briggs 2) James Latham "The Harvey Book" by Oscar Jewett Harvey (1899)
  • Abigail Thayer (1640 - 1691)
    Need to read THE HARVEY BOOK, Oscar Jewell Harvey, 1899, p. 37. It says that the children of Abigail, other than her son, Nathaniel, were unknown. In this profile, other children are listed. What recor...
  • Abigail Paine (1684 - 1732)

About the Harvey surname

Harvey Name Meaning

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’ + wig ‘war’.

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. Irish (County Fermanagh): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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