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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. 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.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
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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.

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