Gavin / Gavan

Origin: Irish. Many variations of the name Gavin have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Gaibhtheachain, which is derived from the word "gaibhtheach," which means "anxious." First found in county Mayo, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The Gavigan, Gavin, or Gavahan surname is derived from the Irish Chieftain Gabhadhan who was descended from King Colla da Crioch, one of the three Colla Kings who ruled Ireland and died about 360 A.D. The Irish names Gavin and Gavan are derived from the native Gaelic O'Gabhain and O'Gaibhin Septs that were located in County Mayo and in County Cork. It is in these Counties that the majority of descendants can still be found.

Spelling variations include: Gavagan, Gavigan, Gavin, Gavihan, Gavahan, Gavan, Gavagain, Gavagan, Gaven, Gavin, Gavighan and many more.

John Gavin & Valeria O´Farrell y Alexander ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )