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Where did the Scottish McAvinue family come from? What is the Scottish McAvinue family crest and coat of arms? When did the McAvinue family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McAvinue family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Given, Givens, MacGiven, MacGivern and others.

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, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAvinue research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1214 and 1655 are included under the topic Early McAvinue History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early McAvinue Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the McAvinue family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 230 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McAvinue Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Patrick McAvinue, aged 22, a ploughman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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  6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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The McAvinue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAvinue Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 26 October 2010 at 15:21.

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