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Early Origins of the Tarvin family

The surname Tarvin was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), in the village of Tarves in Buchan. "Thomas Tarwas, abbot of Paisley, died in 1459. Thomas Tarvass was admitted burgess of Aberdeen in 1502 and Alexander Tarvass in 1504." [1]

Early History of the Tarvin family

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Tarvin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tarves, Tarwas, Tarvass, Terwes, Tarve, Tarver and many more.

Early Notables of the Tarvin family (pre 1700)

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Tarvin Ranking

In the United States, the name Tarvin is the 11,141st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]


United States Tarvin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tarvin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. Jos P. Tarvin, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Queenie Stella Tarvin, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Frederick Tarvin, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Thomas Tarvin, aged 25, who landed in America from London, England, in 1920
  • Jessie Tarvin, aged 23, who immigrated to America from Croydon, England, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Tarvin (post 1700) +

  • Steve Tarvin, American politician, Member of the Georgia House of Representatives (2014-)


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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