I come from a long line of Girvans back to 1603 when a David Girvan tried to emigrate to America from Liverpool. His ship was wrecked off the Antrim coast and he decided to stay. There are lots of Hughs in the family including my great grandfather. We have family in America and Australia. We have always believed they came from the Girvan area but haven't been able to establish that as fact. My Aunt is the guru but does not use the internet as far as I know.