Garvin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Garvin Family History

If you are conducting some Garvin family history research then you can view the Garvin 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 Garvin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Garvin in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Garbhain Sept who were located in County Kerry and who are akin to the Moriartys. The name is taken from a Gaelic word meaning 'rough'. It is in the Province of Munster that the majority of descendants can still be found.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Garvin Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Fish Symbol of Christ
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