Glavin Family History
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Glavin Name Meaning
reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gláimhin, from a diminutive of glámh ‘satirist’. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Láimhín, formerly Mag Fhlaithimhín, from flaitheamh ‘ruler’. Mag Láimhín has sometimes been ‘translated’ Hand, from the similarity of the reduced form to lámh ‘hand’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press