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Recorded in many spellings including O' Garvey, MacGarvey, Garvey, and Garvie, this is an Irish surname. It predates the 1170 a.d. Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland. It was originally a descriptive nickname deriving from the word "gabbh" and literally describes one who was "rough and tough!". The name is also a rarity in that not only was it prefixed by both "Mac" and "O", it is also interchangeable with both Garvin and Garvan. Although now popular in Counties Cork and Kerry, the name originates from Ulster, the MacGarveys being from County Donegal, the O'Garveys from County Armagh, and specifically the barony of Oneilland East...
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    Hello ... My Grandfather Michael, born about 1885, left Ballinrobe about 1900 and came to America, where I was born. The Garvey family ran a mechantile/pub in Ballinrobe. He had a sister named Rose, who came to America, but soon went back home, as she did not like it here ...
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    Not famous, but there are McGerveys in Cavan in the 1800's, and now many of them have ventured west to Donegal, Sligo, and other areas because they were Catholic and the Scots were eventually settling their lands. My great-great-grandfather has 5000+ descendants, mostly in the US.
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    1976_ 2013 Brad Garvey and Bradley Garvey the second 1999. And counting
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    looking for any info on my family, two generations back living in Ireland, John/Sean Garvey, had several brothers, and uncles who had been in the miliary.
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    Anthony Barrett

    (Part 2 of 3) A group will also found the Kingdom of Ercing in Wales as trade with Romans will become essential around 300 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Garvey story begins in pre-history Ireland but this line and many of his kin will move to Wales, then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.
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    (Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207
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