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Irish surnames have had their original forms altered in many ways. Before being translated into English, Gallivan appeared as O Gealbhain, derived from the words "geal," which means "bright," and "ban," which means "white."

Gallivan Early Origins



The surname Gallivan was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they are a sept of Thomond. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Gallivan Spelling Variations


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Gallivan Spelling Variations



Numerous spelling variations of the surname Gallivan exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Galvin, Gallivan, O'Galvin and others.

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Gallivan Early History


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Gallivan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallivan research. Another 363 words (26 lines of text) covering the year 1317 is included under the topic Early Gallivan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gallivan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gallivan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gallivan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Gallivan:

Gallivan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Gallivan landed in New York State in 1811
  • Bridget Gallivan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Michael Gallivan, who landed in New York in 1844

Gallivan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gallivan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Mr. Denis Gallivan, aged 14 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Virgilia" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 29)
  • Mr. Donald Gallivan, aged 1 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 29)

Gallivan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Julia Gallivan, aged 16, a dairy maid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Patrick Gallivan, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • Michael Gallivan, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • James Gallivan, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallivan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallivan (post 1700)



  • Philip Joseph Gallivan (1907-1969), American pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Brian Gallivan, American actor, writer and comedian
  • James Ambrose Gallivan, United States Representative from Massachusetts
  • Patrick M. Gallivan (b. 1960), member of the New York State Senate
  • Joe Gallivan (b. 1937), American jazz and avant-garde musician
  • John W. Gallivan (b. 1915), American newspaper publisher, cable television pioneer, and civic leader
  • Jonathan Gallivan, Canadian Toronto-based producer, musician, and multi-media developer
  • Craig Gallivan, British actor
  • Danny Gallivan (1917-1993), Canadian radio and television broadcaster and sportscaster

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 29)

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  7. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Gallivan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallivan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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