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This most interesting and curious surname is of Old Germanic origins. It derives the personal name "Gervase", composed of the elements "geri,", a spear, and a suffix of uncertain meaning and original form. The name had some currency throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, partly because it was borne by a saint who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian. This saint became one of the patrons of Milan. Though usually from the personal name, in Yorkshire the name may derive from Jervaulx in Yorkshire, so called from a Norman French form of the river name "Ure", and "vaulx", a valley.

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