The English and Scottish surname Sarvis occupational name for a brewer or a tavern-keeper, from Anglo-Norman French cerveise ‘ale’ (Old French cervoise, a word of Gaulish origin). The name was introduced to Britain following the Norman invasion of the 11th Century. The name is first found in Roxburghshire, Scotland where the family were granted lands in 1140.The first written reference to the name in England is in 1177 when Walter Cerveise is recorded in the "Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire." The name was reintroduced into England by Huguenot refugees fleeing religious persecutions in France at the end of the 17th Century; on January 8th 1693, Estienne Servais, was christened in the French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Street, London.
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