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Givens Early Origins



The surname Givens 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, 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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Givens Spelling Variations


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Givens Spelling Variations



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

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Givens Early History


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Givens Early History



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

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Givens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Givens Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Givens In Ireland


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Givens In Ireland



Some of the Givens 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 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 were:

Givens Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Givens, who landed in Augusta County, Va in 1739

Givens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Givens, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1850
  • Robert Givens, who arrived in Alabama in 1858
  • D. B. Givens, aged 30, who settled in America from London, in 1892
  • N. R. Givens, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1892
  • R. Givens, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Dublin, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Givens Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Givens, aged 30, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1902
  • Carl Givens, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Frank Givens, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Bridget Givens, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Glenties, Ireland, in 1916
  • Rose Givens, aged 19, who landed in America from Glenties, Ireland, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Givens Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Virginia T. Givens, aged 47, who emigrated to Kingston, Canada, in 1912

Givens Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Millie Givens, aged 23, a cook, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Givens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Givens (post 1700)



  • Edward Galen "Ed" Givens Jr. (1930-1967), United States Air Force officer and NASA Astronaut, member of the 'Original 19' group
  • Willard Earl Givens (1886-1971), American educator, executive secretary of the National Education Association (1935 to 1952)
  • Chris Givens (b. 1989), American NFL football wide receiver
  • Larry Givens (b. 1960), retired American heavyweight boxer
  • John Givens (d. 1967), American former basketball player and coach, Kentucky Colonels Head Basketball Coaches (1967)
  • Jack "Goose" Givens (b. 1956), retired American collegiate and professional basketball player
  • Wallace Givens (1910-1993), American mathematician, retired professor emeritus at Northwestern University
  • Reggie Givens (b. 1971), American former NFL and CFL football player, recipient of three consecutive Grey Cup rings
  • David Givens (b. 1980), American former NFL football player for the New England Patriots
  • Terryl Lynn Givens (b. 1957), American professor of literature and religion
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Givens Historic Events


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Givens Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Gary Lynn Givens (b. 1960), American Sergeant from Clarksville, Tennessee, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Suggested Readings for the name Givens


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Suggested Readings for the name Givens



  • Givens, Allen, Spawn, Roseberry, and Calhoon Families of Northern Missouri by Brenda E. Givens.

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Givens Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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    The Givens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Givens 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.

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