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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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Garvan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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See Also




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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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