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

Girvin Early Origins



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.

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Girvin Spelling Variations


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Girvin Spelling Variations



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

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Girvin Early History


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Girvin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Girvin research. Another 155 words (11 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.

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Girvin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Girvin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Girvin In Ireland


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Girvin In Ireland



Some of the Girvin 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:

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 emigrated to the United States from Uddingston, in 1901
  • Charles Girvin, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1907
  • John Girvin, aged 22, who emigrated 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Girvin (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. 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).
    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, 1968. Print.
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Girvin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Girvin 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 4 June 2012 at 09:18.

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