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

Garvin Early Origins



The surname Garvin 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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Garvin Spelling Variations


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Garvin 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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Garvin Early History


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Garvin Early History



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

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Garvin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garvin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garvin 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 were:

Garvin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Garvin, an 'enforced' Irish emigrant, sent to America in 1742
  • Hugh Garvin, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1796

Garvin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Garvin, who came to New York in 1811
  • Patrick Garvin, who landed in New Jersey in 1811
  • John Garvin, who was on record in Tennessee in 1812
  • James Garvin who landed in Philadelphia in 1834
  • Samuel Garvin, who landed in Mississippi in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Garvin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Betsey Garvin, who arrived in Montreal in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Garvin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garvin (post 1700)



  • Clifton C. Garvin Jr. (1921-2016), American businessman, CEO of Exxon from 1975 to 1986
  • Major-General Crump Garvin (1898-1980), American Deputy Commandant of Armed Forces Staff College (1955-1956)
  • Ignatius P. Garvin, American politician, Mayor of Augusta, Georgia, 1848-49
  • Florence Garvin, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1924; National Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1932
  • Edwin Louis Garvin (1877-1960), American Democrat politician, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, 1918-25; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1941-47
  • Don A. Garvin, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 14th District, 1968
  • Charles L. Garvin Jr., American Democrat politician, Circuit Judge in West Virginia for the 12th Judicial Circuit, 1960-69
  • Cecelia Garvin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944
  • Bonnie Garvin, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1972
  • Mrs. Jerry Garvin, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1944
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Garvin


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Suggested Readings for the name Garvin



  • The Garvin Genealogy: Descendants of Henry and Sarah McKee Garvin of Ireland and Pennsylvania by Richard M. Cochran Sr..
  • Family Stories: The Garvins by Robert Garvin.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Garvin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garvin 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 28 April 2016 at 10:21.

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