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From: "Jack Peltier" <>
Subject: Re: SERVOS/SERVICE, Richard b. 1869 (Ontario?)
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 07:20:11 -0700
The name Servos, Servis, Serviss, Service etc is interchangeable. Among the
Loyalists there was a tendency to spell the name Servos in Lincoln County -
Niagara area and to spell it Serviss or Serviss in Dundas and Stormont
Counties (Cornwall area). The name was obviously spelled phonetically by
the various recorders. Siblings often spelled it differently. Its origin
as far as we know is Germany from the area of Neu Weid (Koblentz).
I will send you a file on what we now know about the Servos Loyalists who
came to Canada but it is by no means complete and probably not entirely
At first look your ggrandfather Richard b. 1869 might be a descendant of any
one of the three Servos loyalists who came to Lincoln and Glanford Counties
prior to 1800. Daniel and Jacob Servos both settled in Lincoln County near
Niagara on the Lake. Jacob later moved further west. Their brother Philip
appears to have settled in Glanford Twp, Wentworth Cty but may have returned
to the US prior to his death. We have assembled a fair bit of information
on the descendants of Daniel and Jacob but literally nothing on Philip. The
files we have assembled to date do not contain a record of a Richard
Service/Servos etc having married Elizabeth Tucker.
There are one or more Service families of English or Irish origin in your
area of Ontario.
If we can find a connection we would love to add it to the Servos Compendium
which is a continual work in progress.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Jackson" <>
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 5:17 PM
Subject: SERVOS/SERVICE, Richard b. 1869 (Ontario?)
> Hello Everyone -
> As a new subscriber, I am posting my interests as requested. I am
> attempting to trace my history through my mother's maiden name SERVICE.
> Family stories include a line connecting to the Loyalists who settled in
> Niagara, but I am just getting started and don't want to skip any
> generations in haste to get to the exciting histories of "possible"
> All that I have so far starting with my great grandfather is:
> SERVICE, Richard b. 1869, buried Hamilton, Ont., spouse Elizabeth TUCKER.
> Their children: Lilly b. 1890, Harry b. 1892, Pearl b. 1894, Mabel b. 1897
> in Galt Ont, Arthur b. 1900 in Dundas Ont. (my grandfather).
> Richard's surname in the 1901 Ontario Census is recorded as SERVOS, but on
> Arthur's birth registration, he is R. SERVICE.
> - Can anyone link to Richard? Is there a record or pattern of SERVOS
> surname changes?
> Thanks for your help.
> John Jackson.