If you are conducting some Galvin family history research then you can view the Galvin 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 Galvin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
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.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Fish||Symbol of Christ|
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