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ˈgɑr vigar·vey

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  1. garveynoun

    A type of boat which was originally flat-bottomed, reminiscent of a sled, and historically sailed around New Jersey


  1. Garvey

    Garvey and O'Garvey are Irish surnames, derived from the Gaelic Ó Gairbhith, also spelt Ó Gairbheith, meaning "descendant of Gairbhith". Gairbhith itself means "rough peace".There are three distinct Ó Gairbhith septs in Ireland: A sept of the over-kingdom of Ulaid, who were kin of the Mac Aonghusa. They were located in present-day County Down, Northern Ireland. A sept of the over-kingdom of Airgíalla, who were kin of the Ó hAnluain. They at one time ruled Uí Bresail, also known as Clann Breasail (Clanbrassil), located in the present-day barony of Oneilland East in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. At an early stage they were disposed of their territory by the Mac Cana sept of the neighbouring Clan Cana (Clancann). A sept of the Uí Ceinnselaig, who were at one time chiefs of Uí Feilmeadha Thuaidh, located in present-day barony of Rathvilly in County Carlow, Republic of Ireland.The similar name MacGarvey, which derives from the Mac Gairbhith sept located in present-day County Donegal, Republic of Ireland, is not usually anglicised as Garvey.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Garvey is ranked #3196 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Garvey surname appeared 11,307 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Garvey.

    89.6% or 10,134 total occurrences were White.
    5.2% or 592 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 279 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 167 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 97 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 36 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Garvey in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Garvey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Garvey in a Sentence

  1. Barry Beckham:

    And now that Mr. Garvey done woke me up, I’m gon stay woke. And I’m gon help him wake up other Black folk. encyclopedia.

  2. Roger Stone:

    I have never discussed a pardon, the only person that I have advocated a pardon for, as we have discussed previously, is a posthumous pardon for Marcus Garvey.

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