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Galvin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gealbháin ‘descendant of Gealbhán’, a personal name from geal ‘bright’ + bán ‘white’. French: nickname for a cheerful drunkard, from Old French galer ‘to enjoy oneself’, also used in a transitive sense with the meaning ‘waste’, ‘consume’ + vin ‘wine’ (Latin vinum). French: from a variant of the personal name Gauvain (see Gavin).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Gavin, Garvin, Savin, Gauvin, Galvan, Calvin, Albin, Alvin, Gallen

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Galvin Family Origin

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Galvin Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Galvin occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Galvin's were Labourers. Labourer, Tailor and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galvin. A less common occupation for the Galvin family was Bricklayers Labourer.

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Galvin Historical Records

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Galvin Life Expectancy

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