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.
Origen: Irlandés. Irish surnames have had their original forms altered in many ways. Before being translated into English, Galvin appeared as O Gealbhain, derived from the words geal, which means bright, and ban, which means white. First found in county Clare, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Variantes: Galvin, Gallivan, O'Galvin y otros.
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