Garavan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Garavan originally appeared in Gaelic as O Gairbhin, derived from the word "garbh," which means "rough."

Early Origins of the Garavan family

The surname Garavan was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Garavan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garavan research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1527 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Garavan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Garavan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Garvin, Garvey, Garwin, Garvine, Garven, Garvan, Garvy, Garvie, Garwen and many more.

Early Notables of the Garavan family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Garavan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Garavan migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Garavan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas Garavan, aged 25, originally from Westport, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1902 aboard the ship "Umbria" from Queenstown, Ireland [1]
  • John Garavan, aged 20, originally from Westport, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Megantic" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • Mary Garavan, aged 22, originally from Westport, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Saint Louis" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Mary Garavan, aged 23, originally from Westport, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [4]

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFKZ-TZV : 6 December 2014), Thomas Garavan, 27 Apr 1902; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Umbria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ33-NYH : 6 December 2014), John Garavan, 10 Dec 1914; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Megantic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJWF-4PN : 6 December 2014), Mary Garavan, 09 May 1915; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Louis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J669-KY9 : 6 December 2014), Mary Garavan, 24 Jul 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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