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The surname Hervey is an alternative spelling of Harvey. It is pronounced exactly the same way in British English, 'HAHr-vi', IPA: /'hɑːr vɪ/. In American English it is usually realised more as it is spelled, with a first vowel as in 'bird', IPA: /ɜː/.

A similar feature of pronunciation, with the spelling '-er-' representing the sound 'AHr' can be seen in clerk, the proper noun Berkeley, and the military rank of 'sergeant'.