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Multiple Origins for the Surname lavin



The lavin surname name is derived from the Gaelic Laimhin, a reduced form of Flaithimhin. The Gaelic word "flaith," means "prince or ruler," but this name has sometimes been mis-translated as "hand."

lavin Early Origins



The surname lavin was first found in counties Mayo and Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht.

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lavin Spelling Variations


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lavin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lavin, Lavan, Glavin, O'Lavin, Glavan, MacGlavin, Hand, MacGlavy and many more.

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lavin Early History


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lavin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lavin research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1744, 1802, 1864, and 1890 are included under the topic Early lavin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lavin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lavin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lavin Notables 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:

lavin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Lavin, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Jose Ramon Lavin, aged 14, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1831
  • Patrick Lavin, who landed in Maryland in 1843
  • Patrick Lavin, who was naturalized in Maryland in 1843
  • Anthony Lavin, who came to Philadelphia in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lavin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Lavin, aged 8, who landed in America from Swinford, in 1900
  • Andrew Lavin, aged 27, who settled in America from Kiltimagh, Ireland, in 1913
  • Agnes Lavin, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Ballymote, Ireland, in 1913
  • Angel Lavin, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1917

lavin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Lavin, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick from the port of Derry in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name lavin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lavin (post 1700)



  • Steve Lavin, American Republican politician, Member of Montana State House of Representatives 8th District; Elected 2010
  • James M. Lavin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1900, 1904
  • Franklin L. Lavin (b. 1957), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, 2001-05
  • Erma I. Lavin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Franklin "Frank" Lavin, American Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade (2005 to 2007)
  • Steve Lavin (b. 1964), American basketball coach and former player
  • Linda Lavin (b. 1937), American television and stage actress born in Portland, Maine
  • Mary Lavin (1912-1996), American-born Irish writer
  • Andrew Lavin, Irish politician and farmer
  • Gerard Lavin (b. 1974), Scottish former footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    9. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
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    The lavin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lavin 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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