Galvin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Galvin Family History

If you are conducting some Galvin family history research then you can view the Galvin coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Galvin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Galvin in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Gealbhain sept that was located in County Clare from where it spread into Kerry. In Gaelic this name translates as 'bright'. The variants Galvan and Gallivan are more usually found in Kerry.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Galvin Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Fish Symbol of Christ
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