Gavin



Parishes where Gavin and a second surname are found together

Surname:



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:1Armagh:1Belfast city:2Carlow:1
Clare:15Cork:2Derry:1Donegal:1
Dublin:4Dublin city:3Fermanagh:6Galway:44
Kerry:2Kildare:8Kilkenny:1Laois:3
Limerick:23Limerick city:3Longford:1Mayo:50
Meath:12Monaghan:4Offaly:10Roscommon:28
Sligo:1Tipperary:25Tyrone:3Waterford:3
Westmeath:19

Surname Dictionary

Gavan rare: scattered. See Gavin.
Gavin numerous: S Leinster, N Munster, Mayo. Ir. Ó Gábháin, Ó Gáibhín. There were septs in W Cork and Mayo. They are now in all provinces. This name is both first name and surname in Scotland.MIF & SGG.
MacGavin Very rare: Dublin. Ir. Mac Gábháin, possibly gábhadh, want, need. See also Gavin. The name is in Scotland where it matches MacGowan, q.v.
Ó Gabháin Gavin: líonmhar: deisceart Laighean, tuaisceart na Mumhann, Maigh Eo. Bhí clanna faoi leith in iarthar Chorcaí agus Maigh Eo. Fréamh: gábhadh, gátar, b'fhéidir.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Gavan: 264
Gaven: 16
Gavin: 277
McGavan: 5
McGavin: 3

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Gavane
MacGavin
O Gabhain


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