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Offline jean12

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the name glavin
« on: Monday 10 April 06 17:19 BST (UK) »
would anyone know what part of ireland the name glavin would come from.



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Offline magsbutler

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Re: the name glavin
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 April 06 11:29 BST (UK) »
If you look on

enter the surname and do 'search all', you will see that there were a fair number in co. Kerry and Co. Cork especially; seems to be the south west of Ireland predominantly.

Bailey - co.Limerick, Kilbeheny;co. Tipperary, Ballyporeen parish
King - co.Limerick, Kilbeheny parish
Moher - co.Tipperary, Ballyporeen parish
Farrell - co.Tipperary, Coolagarranroe, Skeheenaranky
Fitzgerald - ditto

Offline GAJM

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Re: the name glavin
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 February 07 23:27 GMT (UK) »
Do you mean Galvin/Gallivan??

This may have changed to Glavin at the port of arrival due to mis-spelling

I have a good bit of info on Galvin family tree of Castleisland/Currow area of Co.Kerry

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Re: the name glavin
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 22 February 07 07:55 GMT (UK) »
would anyone know what part of ireland the name glavin would come from.


Hiya Jean,

Griffiths Valuation of Ireland 1848 - 64 shows Counties Cork, Kerry and Waterford as being the areas
where you'd have found the greatest number of Glavins. There were a few in one or two other counties.