Gavigan Family History
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Gavigan Name Meaning
probably a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gáibhtheacháin (see Gavaghan). (Ulster) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eachagáin ‘son of Eachagán’, a diminutive of the personal name Eachaidh, from each ‘horse’. Compare Gahan 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press