Girvin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Girvin family

The surname Girvin 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.

Early History of the Girvin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Girvin research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1550 is included under the topic Early Girvin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Girvin Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Girvin family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Girvin family to Ireland

Some of the Girvin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Girvin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Girvin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hugh Girvin, who settled in Wilmington Delaware in 1789
Girvin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gertrude A.D. Girvin, aged 34, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1893
  • Mrs. G. A. Girvin, aged 36, who landed in America from London, in 1895
Girvin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Harry Girvin, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Uddingston, in 1901
  • Charles Girvin, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1907
  • John Girvin, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1909
  • Robert Girvin, aged 57, who settled in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Kate Girvin, aged 18, who landed in America from Stranraer, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Girvin (post 1700) +

  • Robert Girvin (b. 1953), American professional baseball player
  • Tommy Girvin, American guitarist, most famous for playing with Eddie Money
  • Tim Girvin, American calligrapher, illustrator, writer, public speaker and photographer
  • Steven M. Girvin (b. 1950), American physicist, Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics at Yale University


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