Giffen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Giffen family

The surname Giffen was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Eindhoven, Helmund and Tilburg. Historically one province, it is now North and South, the north being a part of Holland. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Giffen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Giffen research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Giffen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Giffen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Giffen, Given, Givel, Givert, Geven, Gevel, Gevenich and many more.

Early Notables of the Giffen family (pre 1700)

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Giffen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Giffen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Giffen, who settled in Boston in 1769
Giffen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Giffen, who settled in Jamaica in 1801
  • Thomas Giffen, who arrived in Jamaica in 1801 [1]

Giffen migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Giffen Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • James Giffen, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Giffen, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Giffen (post 1700)

  • Robert Carlisle Giffen (1886-1962), United States Navy admiral, Commander Service Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (1945-1946), recipient of the Navy Cross and Navy Distinguished Service Medal
  • Keith Ian Giffen (b. 1952), American comic book illustrator and writer
  • Sir Robert Giffen KCB (1837-1910), Scottish statistician and economist, Fellow of the Royal Society in 1892, awarded the Guy Medal (gold) in 1894, eponym of the term "giffen good," a contrarian principle where people consume more of a product as the price rises and vice versa
  • Walter Giffen (1861-1949), Australian cricketer who played in 3 Tests between 1887 and 1892, older brother of George Giffen
  • George Giffen (1859-1927), Australian cricketer who played for South Australia and Australia, posthumously inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2008
  • Brad Giffen, Canadian television reporter, anchor and radio personality

Historic Events for the Giffen family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. John A Giffen (b. 1921), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Fulham, London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
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