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From :

Michaela Mueller
(Germany) 21 July 2006

Hello, my name is Michaela Mueller and I`m from Germany.

Two years ago I started to search my roos. In my familytree I have the name Cavin, also written as Cavein, Cawein, Kawein. It`s the name of 4-greatgrandmother. In a handwritten letter my greatgrandmother wrote:...the Cavin`s came from southern France in the 16-17 century to Germany. They were huguenots. The area were they lived in Palatinate was full of huguenots and wallons. I wrote to a University. They can tell you what your familyname means. Last week they wrote me back. The name Cawein is the german form of Cavin. There are several forms of the name: Cavat, Cavet, Lacave, Cavè, Cavaus and CAVEY. They said the name comes from the word cave. In France the word cave means or ment a guy that worked in a winery (wine-basement).

The problem are the churchbooks. They write the name in many different kinds and the spelling of french names in Germany. So robably one of my first ancestors name was written as "Cavey". My first Cavein was born in 1662. He died in 1740 in Ingenheim (Palatinate, close to Landau and close to the french boarder, Alsace).

My question is, did your ever heard of german Caveys? Your homepage is great! I`ve found a Cavin-Homepage. Most is in french, so I cant read the most things. But they have almast the same history for the first Cavin in the 13. century like you for the first Cavey.

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Tomas J. Cavey
(Jakarta) 24 April 2003

Dear Jean-Luc,

I recently read a note on your site from Emily Burns of Rhode Island in which see talks about a distant relative - Jane Cavey - from Donegal, Ireland who migrated to Wigam in Northern England. My mother told me that the Cavey's (my father's family) originally came from Donegal many generations ago. I thought it would be interesting to compare notes with Emily. If you wish, you may release my E-mail address to her.


Jean-Luc Cavey
(France) 23 April 2003
  Hi Tom !

I've added your offspring to the mailing list and put their names on the site (Caveys in other countries).

However I've removed their adresses (home and e-mail as well). See privacy policy.


Tomas J. Cavey
(Jakarta) 21 April 2003
  Dear Jean Luc,

Thank you for your very prompt response. Please keep me for Cavey - in other countries as I expect to be in Indonesia for awhile.

In my letter to you I forgot to mention my three children.

Nicole (Cavey) Reilly
Birth March 23, 1972 - Montclair, New Jersey

Daniel Christopher Cavey
Born July 30, 1975 - Montclair, New Jersey

Christina Marie Cavey
Born December 19, 1984 - London, UK

Best regards,

[Note of the editor] Thomas provided the home address of the above and their e-mail address as well. According to our privacy policy I've removed them (see above).


Jean-Luc Cavey
(France) 21 April 2003
  Hi Tom!

I'm happy to read of you.

I remember you : you were one of my first contact in the U.S (your first
mail, on the site is dated September 20, 1997).

I also remember when you moved to Singapore and you are still quoted on the
site with the comment "Tom Cavey (Singapore - previously New-Jersey)". Your
last post on the site is dated June 29, 1999.

You were also an active participant to "the debate".

Great to have news from you.

Just wondering if I keep you (for this message and the coming ones) on the
US page or on the "Cavey in other countries" (they are few, so when I get

Hope to read you again, our family Worldwide traveller !


Tomas J. Cavey
(Jakarta) 21 April 2003

Thank you for your E-mail. I haven't visited the site in a number of years (see Thomas).

At the time I was living in the US. Since that time I have spent nearly five years in Singapore and am now working in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Just to let you know who I am, my name is Thomas J. Cavey. I was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 22, 1940. I grew up in New York, but moved to New Jersey when I got married. My father's name was John T. Cavey and he was born in Delavan, Wisconsin on June 25, 1910. His father's name was Martin Cavey, also born in Delavan, Wisconsin. My grandfather claimed he was the fifth generation of Cavey living in Wisconsin. I don't know if that was a bit of an exaggeration or not, because if true the first generation would have been living with alot of Indians.

The Cavey family came to America from Ireland but no one kept very good records.

From my earlier visit to your site, I sometimes wonder if they didn't really originate in France a long time ago.


Noel Cavey
(Italy) 8 January 2001

While searching on Copernicus (keyword: CAVEY) I found your site.

My name is Noël Cavey and I live in Italy.

I was born in Coutances (Manche) and I stayed in Lithaire (Manche) where my mother still lives.

My father (Paul Cavey) was born in Neufmesnil in 1927 (died in 1996).

My grandfather (Eugène Cavey) was born in the Lessay area in 1892 (died in 1942).

This is the end of the story as I have never done any more research.

[Note of the Editor] Since I have received this mail I have found that Noel Cavey is working at the Ferrari Formula One Team as head of engine tests.

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