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Girvan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Girvan surname is a habitational name, taken on from Girvan, a place name in Ayrshire.

Early Origins of the Girvan family


The surname Girvan was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Girvan family


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Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1550 is included under the topic Early Girvan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Girvan Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Girvan, Girvane, Girvin, Girwan and others.

Early Notables of the Girvan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Girvan family to Ireland


Some of the Girvan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 262 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Girvan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Girvan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Girvan, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773

Girvan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Girvan who settled in Philadelphia in 1802
  • James Girvan, who landed in New York, NY in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Gilbert Girvan, who landed in New York, NY in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Girvan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Girvan, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Girvan (post 1700)


  • Norman Girvan, American Professorial Research Fellow at the UWI Graduate Institute of International Relations
  • Graham Girvan (b. 1990), Scottish football defender
  • Paul Girvan (b. 1963), Northern Irish politician, Mayor of Newtownabbey (2002-2004)
  • Sir Frederick Paul Girvan (b. 1948), Northern Irish jurist, Lord Justice of Appeal of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland
  • Norman P. Girvan (1941-2014), Jamaican professor and politician, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (2000-2004)
  • Rory Girvan (b. 1987), British stage and screen actor
  • Brigadier John Pollard Girvan (b. 1885), Commanding Officer 14th Canadian Infantry Brigade (1942) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) John Girvan. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Girvan/John_Pollard/Canada.html
  • Girvan Teall, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Vienna, 1926-27; Corinto, 1932; Barranquilla, 1938
  • Girvan Dempsey (b. 1975), Irish retired rugby union footballer

Historic Events for the Girvan family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Edward John Girvan, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) John Girvan. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Girvan/John_Pollard/Canada.html
  3. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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