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Giver History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Giver surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.

Early Origins of the Giver family


The surname Giver was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Giver family


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Giver Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.

Early Notables of the Giver family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Giver family to Ireland


Some of the Giver family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Giver family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Giver Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Giver, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863

The Giver Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.


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