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The Girvan surname is a habitational name, taken on from Girvan, a place name in Ayrshire.

Girvan Early Origins



The surname Girvan was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Girvan Spelling Variations


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Girvan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Girvan, Girvane, Girvin, Girwan and others.

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Girvan Early History


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Girvan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Girvan research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1550 is included under the topic Early Girvan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Girvan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Girvan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Girvan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Girvan In Ireland


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Girvan In Ireland



Some of the Girvan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Girvan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Girvan settled in Pennsylvania in 1773

Girvan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Girvan who settled in Philadelphia in 1802
  • James Girvan, who landed in New York, NY in 1830
  • Gilbert Girvan, who landed in New York, NY in 1831

Girvan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Girvan, aged 24, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Girvan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Girvan (post 1700)



  • Norman Girvan, American Professorial Research Fellow at the UWI Graduate Institute of International Relations
  • Graham Girvan (b. 1990), Scottish football defender
  • Paul Girvan (b. 1963), Northern Irish politician, Mayor of Newtownabbey (2002-2004)
  • Sir Frederick Paul Girvan (b. 1948), Northern Irish jurist, Lord Justice of Appeal of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland
  • Norman P. Girvan (1941-2014), Jamaican professor and politician, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (2000-2004)
  • Rory Girvan (b. 1987), British stage and screen actor
  • Brigadier John Pollard Girvan (b. 1885), Commanding Officer 14th Canadian Infantry Brigade (1942)

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Girvan Historic Events


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Girvan Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Edward John Girvan, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Girvan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    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. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The Girvan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Girvan 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 March 2016 at 09:16.

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