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

Early Origins of the Garwynn family


The surname Garwynn 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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Early History of the Garwynn family

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Early History of the Garwynn family


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

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Garwynn Spelling Variations

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Garwynn Spelling Variations


Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Garwynn are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Garvin, Garvey, Garwin, Garvine, Garven, Garvan, Garvy, Garvie, Garwen and many more.

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Early Notables of the Garwynn family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Garwynn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Garwynn family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Garwynn family to the New World and Oceana


During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Garwynn family in North America: 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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