Glavin Family History
Glavin Name Meaning
Irish:: (Munster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Láimhín formerly Mag Fhlaithimhín from flaitheamh ‘ruler’. Mag Láimhín has sometimes been ‘translated’ as Hand from the similarity of the shortened form to lámh ‘hand’. alternatively a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gláimhín ‘descendant of Glámhín’ a diminutive byname which appears to mean ‘satirist’ or ‘satirical one’ from glám ‘satire lampoon’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press