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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name McGarvey originally appeared in Gaelic as O Gairbhin, derived from the word "garbh," which means "rough."

McGarvey Early Origins



The surname McGarvey 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.

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McGarvey Spelling Variations


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McGarvey Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name McGarvey family name. Variations found include Garvin, Garvey, Garwin, Garvine, Garven, Garvan, Garvy, Garvie, Garwen and many more.

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McGarvey Early History


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McGarvey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGarvey research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1527 and 1595 are included under the topic Early McGarvey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGarvey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGarvey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGarvey 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name McGarvey:

McGarvey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William B McGarvey, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Michael McGarvey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • David McGarvey, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857
  • Matthew McGarvey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860
  • Phillip McGarvey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

McGarvey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anne McGarvey, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1902
  • Bridget McGarvey, aged 25, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1906
  • Annie McGarvey, aged 17, who settled in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1907
  • Andrew McGarvey, aged 21, who landed in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1907
  • Alexander McGarvey, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Moneymore, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGarvey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Susan McGarvey arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834

McGarvey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Mcgarvey, Scottish convict from Aberdeen, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

McGarvey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Eliza McGarvey, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGarvey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGarvey (post 1700)



  • William McGarvey (1861-1924), American priest in the Episcopal Church and rector of St. Elizabeth parish in Philadelphia
  • Morgan McGarvey (1979-1980), American politician, Democratic member of the Kentucky Senate (2013-)
  • Daniel Francis "Dan" McGarvey (1887-1947), American Major League Baseball left fielder who played in one game for the Detroit Tigers on May 18, 1912
  • John William "J. W." McGarvey (1829-1911), American minister, author, and religious educator in the American Restoration Movement
  • Robert Neill McGarvey (1888-1952), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1947-1949)
  • Stan McGarvey (b. 1949), American former football coach, NAIA Division II Coach of the Year (1980)
  • Robert Neill McGarvey (1888-1952), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1947-49; Defeated, 1948
  • John N. McGarvey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936
  • David C. McGarvey, American politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 4th Circuit, 1974
  • B. A. McGarvey, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to Pennsylvania convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McGarvey Historic Events


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McGarvey Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Edward Joseph McGarvey, aged 34, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on collapsible B

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
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The McGarvey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGarvey 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 10 June 2016 at 18:01.

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