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

Garfinkel Early Origins



The surname Garfinkel 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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Garfinkel Spelling Variations


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Garfinkel 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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Garfinkel Early History


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Garfinkel Early History



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

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Garfinkel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garfinkel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garfinkel 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Garfinkel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garfinkel (post 1700)



  • Howard Garfinkel (1930-2016), American basketball scout and promoter
  • Charles B. Garfinkel, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Bronx County 5th District, 1918; Defeated, 1918; Candidate for New York State Senate 23rd District, 1936

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Garfinkel Family Crest Products


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Garfinkel Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    The Garfinkel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garfinkel 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 September 2016 at 23:05.

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