Of Brittonic Celtic origin.
From the name Haerviu, of the Breton ethnic group, in France, meaning “battle worthy”.
Used both as a given name and a surname.
From the word “haer”, meaning battle and “viu”, meaning worthy.
Sources also mention the association with the Old Breton name Huiarnviu.
It was the name of a Breton hermit, patron saint of the blind.
The name was introduced in England after the Norman conquest.
Other forms of the name are Hervé, Harvie, Hervey, Harvee.
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