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."
(Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of
from very ancient times.
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of this family name include: Garvin, Garvey, Garwin, Garvine, Garven, Garvan, Garvy, Garvie, Garwen and many more.
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.