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Giffans Early Origins



The surname Giffans 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.

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Giffans Early History


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Giffans Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Giffans research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Giffans History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Giffans Spelling Variations


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Giffans Spelling Variations



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

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Giffans Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Giffans Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Giffans Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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