Garvey Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Garvey Family History


Garvey Family History


The name Garvey in Ireland is derived from either the O'Gairbhith or the MacGairbhith native Gaelic Septs who were located in Counties Armagh and Donegal respectively. The O'Gairbhiths were a branch of the O'Hanlons of the same area. Garvan and Garvin are variants of this name which can also be derived from the County Kerry based O'Garbhain Sept.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Garvey Coat of Arms


Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Cross Patoncee/Cross Flory One who had Conquered

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