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

Galvin Early Origins



The surname Galvin 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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Galvin Spelling Variations


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Galvin Spelling Variations



The spelling of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations such as Galvin, Gallivan, O'Galvin and others.

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Galvin Early History


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Galvin Early History



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

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Galvin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Galvin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galvin 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



Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Galvin were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:

Galvin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Galvin settled in Maryland in 1776

Galvin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Galvin, aged 19, landed in Massachusetts in 1812
  • Peter Galvin, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1812
  • J. Galvin settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1822
  • Edward Galvin, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Martin Galvin, who arrived in New York in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Galvin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Denis Galvin, aged 19, arrived in Canada in 1823
  • John Galvin settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1825
  • James Galvin, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • John Galvin who landed in Canada in 1839
  • Mr. Daniel Galvin, aged 21 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Emigrant" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in October 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)

Galvin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Galvin, a plasterer, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Galvin, a weaver, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Catherine Galvin, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • John Galvin, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan"
  • Mary Galvin, aged 30, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Galvin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. Galvin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • Catherine Galvin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • Michael Galvin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • James Galvin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • James Galvin, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Galvin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Galvin (post 1700)



  • John Rogers Galvin (1929-2015), American army general, 6th Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Member of the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century
  • Christopher B. Galvin (b. 1950), American businessman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Motorola from 1997 to 2003
  • James Galvin (b. 1951), American poet
  • William Francis Galvin (b. 1950), American politician, 27th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • General (Ret.) John Rogers Galvin (b. 1929), American retired officer and former Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts
  • Robert W. "Bob" Galvin (b. 1922), American retired Chairman and CEO of Motorola, son of Paul Galvin
  • Dennis Galvin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008
  • E. R. Galvin, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 7th District, 1855
  • E. S. Galvin, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 40th District, 1889-90
  • George W. Galvin, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1903; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1906
  • ... (Another 36 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Galvin Historic Events


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Galvin Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Wilfred Stanley Galvin, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Michael Galvin, American 3rd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  11. ...

The Galvin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galvin 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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