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

Garfin Early Origins



The surname Garfin 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.

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Garfin Early History


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Garfin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garfin research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1527 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Garfin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garfin Spelling Variations


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Garfin Spelling Variations



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

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Garfin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garfin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garfin 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Garvey who settled in Virginia in 1680; Daniel Garvin, an 'enforced' Irish emigrant, sent to America in 1742; Patrick Garve, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773.

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