Harvey is an English given name, surname, place-name, derived from a Breton personal name meaning "battle-worthy". It is thought to have come to England with the Breton mercenaries of William the Conqueror as "Hervé". As a given name, the diminutive Harry is sometimes used.
Although he died without issue, the patrilineal descent of William Harvey's great great grandfather Humphrey is traced to Zachariah Harvey b. 1711 in the USA in Oscar Jewell Harvey's "The Harvey Book" published WILKESBARRE, PA. in 1899. This Zachariah also corresponds to the LDS pedigree for AFN:4W5N-FH. Zachariah is noted in the lineage confirmed by the Sorenson foundation's geneticists and genealogists, with the following haplotype: