Girven History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Girven surname is a habitational name, taken on from Girvan, a place name in Ayrshire.

Early Origins of the Girven family

The surname Girven was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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.

Important Dates for the Girven family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Girven research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1550 is included under the topic Early Girven History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Girven Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Girvan, Girvane, Girvin, Girwan and others.

Early Notables of the Girven family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Girven family to Ireland

Some of the Girven family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Girven migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Girven Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Girven, who settled in New York State in 1833
  • Sophia Girven, aged 15, who immigrated to the United States from Armagh, in 1893
Girven Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Maud Girven, aged 7, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Joseph W. Girven, aged 6, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Lillian Girven, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Lily Girven, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Lillie Girven, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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