Early Origins of the Givans family
The surname Givans 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Early History of the Givans family
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Givans Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Given, Givens, MacGiven, MacGivern and others.
Early Notables of the Givans family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Givans family to Ireland
Some of the Givans family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Givans family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Givans Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Givans, aged 22, who landed in America in 1821 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)