Giwynn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Giwynn family
The surname Giwynn was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow.
One of the earliest records of the family was Thomas Given, who witnessed a charter of "vnum rete super matricem aquam de Thei" by David de Haya to the monks of Cupre in 1214. 
Early History of the Giwynn family
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Giwynn Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Given, Givens, MacGiven, MacGivern and others.
Early Notables of the Giwynn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Giwynn family to Ireland
Some of the Giwynn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Giwynn family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Given arrived in New York in 1823; George, Henry, James, John, Michael, Robert, Samuel, Thomas and William Given all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
Related Stories +
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)