Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Geffyn family
The surname Geffyn 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.
Early History of the Geffyn family
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Geffyn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Giffen, Given, Givel, Givert, Geven, Gevel, Gevenich and many more.
Early Notables of the Geffyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Geffyn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.