The name of Son Servera comes from Ço (Això) de'n Servera, used a lot in olden days to refer to large mansion estates, it means in literal terms ’esto de Server’ (this of Servera). Servera at the same time comes from the name of a tree, the common Rowan, (in Catalan is cervera), which is the coat of arms of the village, which has a blue back ground with three golden spurs. The etymology of the surname Servera comes from the first owners of these lands, which according to Bover, had 32 mounts, the first owners being those of Benicanella, the Servera Ferri, who came from Porreres, municipality of Mallorca.
Son Servera once belonged to Artá, (Arabian terminology for Yartán) the same as Capdepera. As from the year 1820, due to the new law that gave the capacity to create a municipality of any nucleus of more than 1000 inhabitants, it became independent, although not long after in the year 1824, it lost this independence and did not regain it until the year 1837, the first Mayor being Mr Francisco Servera.
It is said that of the founders of the village many changed their surname to that of Servera and nowadays there are many locals in the village that have this surname. Besides, those that have the surname Servera that do not live in the village have ancestors that did, which in a way only confirms the popular belief.
Son Servera has several nucleuses of population. Son Servera, where the Town Hall is situated is the oldest nucleus. It has the mountains Son Lluc to the north east and the Na Peñal as well as the Pico de la Fuente to the south east. Cala Millor is mainly a touristic area and the administration is divided between San Lorenzo des Cardassar and Son Servera. Although the administration is divided between the two there is a very cordial atmosphere, good understanding with no marked differences so that the inhabitants of one side can use the institutions of the other. The neighbourhood in the area of the port Cala Bona has both fishing boats and boats destined for pleasure. Pula has an important golf club, the Pula Golf which uses purified water which results in that almost no water is wasted. The population of the nucleus Costa de los Pinos is mainly a residential zone of villas.