Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Kerrivan originally appeared in Gaelic as O Gairbhin, derived from the word "garbh," which means "rough."
Early Origins of the Kerrivan family
The surname Kerrivan 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.
Early History of the Kerrivan family
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Kerrivan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Garvin, Garvey, Garwin, Garvine, Garven, Garvan, Garvy, Garvie, Garwen and many more.
Early Notables of the Kerrivan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kerrivan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 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.