Kerriven History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Kerriven originally appeared in Gaelic as O Gairbhin, derived from the word "garbh," which means "rough."
Early Origins of the Kerriven family
The surname Kerriven 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 Kerriven family
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Kerriven Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Garvin, Garvey, Garwin, Garvine, Garven, Garvan, Garvy, Garvie, Garwen and many more.
Early Notables of the Kerriven family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kerriven family
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.