Meaning and Origin of Jarvis - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Jarvis

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Spanish : Warrior
  • Old German : True spear

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : from the Norman personal name Gervase, composed of the Germanic element gāri, gēr ‘spear’ + a second element of uncertain meaning and original form. The name was borne by a saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.