| Background: Harvey is an English surname and place-name, derived from a personal name meaning "soldier" or "man-at-arms". It is thought to have come to England with the Breton mercenaries of William the Conqueror as "Hervé". It is also used as a given name. As a given name, the diminutive Harry is sometimes used.
Variations: Harvey, Harvye, Harvy, Harvie, Hervey.
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