The Garvan Family

Garvan family crest

(Crest No. 127. Plate 38.)

THE Garvan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Eogan More, son of Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A. D. 177, and Sabia, his consort, daughter of Con of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland, A. D. 148. The ancient name was Gearbhain and signifies “Wounder.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Tipperary.