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

Garvan Early Origins



The surname Garvan 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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Garvan Spelling Variations


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Garvan 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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Garvan Early History


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Garvan Early History



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

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Garvan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garvan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garvan 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 Garvan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garvan (post 1700)



  • Patrick Garvan (b. 1837), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1884-85; Member of Connecticut State Senate 2nd District, 1891-92
  • John H. Garvan, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windsor, 1908, 1910

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. 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.
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    The Garvan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garvan 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 18 November 2015 at 10:09.

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