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 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 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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