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Irish surnames have had their original forms altered in many ways. Before being translated into English, Gavilan appeared as O Gealbhain, derived from the words "geal," which means "bright," and "ban," which means "white."

Early Origins of the Gavilan family


The surname Gavilan was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they are a sept of Thomond. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Early History of the Gavilan family

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Early History of the Gavilan family


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Another 363 words (26 lines of text) covering the year 1317 is included under the topic Early Gavilan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gavilan Spelling Variations

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Gavilan Spelling Variations


Names written in official documents were generally spelt as they sounded, leading to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion in records of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Gavilan that are preserved in documents of the family history are Galvin, Gallivan, O'Galvin and others.

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Early Notables of the Gavilan family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Gavilan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gavilan family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Gavilan family to the New World and Oceana


The English-ruled Ireland of the late 18th and 19th centuries featured a rapidly increasing population and an agricultural-based economy. This combination proved to be disastrous in the 1840s after a couple of failed potato harvests. Thousands died of disease and starvation, and thousands more left the country, often bound for North America. Those that survived the journey to North America were put to work building the bridges, canals, roadways, and railways needed for the development of an industrial society. Those Irish, although often despised by those already established in North American cities and towns, played an instrumental role in making Canada and the United States the powerful and wealthy nations that they are today. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has shown many immigrants bearing the name Gavilan:

Gavilan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro Gavilan, who arrived in New Spain in 1835 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Diego Gavilan, who landed in Peru in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gavilan (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gavilan (post 1700)


  • Enid R. Gavilan, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from California, 2008; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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